Analyst once again pushes Texas A&M and Notre Dame to Big Ten rumor

Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; A general view of the Big Ten logo prior to the game between
Sep 7, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; A general view of the Big Ten logo prior to the game between / Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

On March 5, longtime college football analyst and radio host Greg Swaim reposted a tip from his Chicago source in the Big Ten conference that both Texas A&M and Notre Dame would be making the jump from the SEC and the independent ranks, respectively, to the B1G.

Swaim added that FSU and Clemson are unlikely to receive an invite should they leave the ACC.

"Who are the next two teams to join the #B1G and make it the Big 20? Our terrific Chicago source tells us that he's hearing it'll very likely be Notre Dame (who has a perpetual invite) and TAMU, as the B1G wants to get into Texas and the Aggies are very unhappy with the addition of the Longhorns (duh?)," Swaim prefaced before saying, "Once again he reiterates there will not be any invites to non-AAU member teams, so doesn't believe FSU nor Clemson will get invitations.

"Certainly not expecting it soon, but the TAMU to the B1G rumor does have legs. More money, no Longhorns and Aggies being told if they make this move will have veto power if Texas tries to move again."

Notre Dame would be doing what they should've done a long time ago, Texas A&M would be embarrassing themselves with Big Ten jump

On the Notre Dame front, joining the Big Ten would be an obvious move and one the Fighting Irish should've done long ago; wasting time in the interim flirting with, but never joining, the ACC. The state of Indiana already has two Big Ten schools (IU, Purdue), so it'd be a natural fit for Notre Dame to join them.

As for Texas A&M, well, that's just embarrassing.

The Aggies had a chance to lay down roots in the SEC with their strong recruiting classes year after year, but TAMU made not one College Football Playoff appearance over the last decade. With Texas, coming off an appearance themselves in 2023, entering the conference, Texas A&M running away is a horrendous look. Even if the Big Ten is no longer a big step down in competition from the SEC.