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A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

Posted on: August 10, 2011 1:27 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

There has been a lot of attention paid to Texas A&M over the last few months. Some of that attention has to do with the way the Aggies finished the 2010 season and whether or not Mike Sherman's program is ready to take that next jump to becoming one of the elite programs in the country. Still, even the preseason hype about A&M in 2011 pales in comparison to all the rumors and speculation about the school in 2012 and beyond.

Specifically, where will the Aggies be playing football? Will they still be a member of the Big 12, or will they be joining the SEC? The rumors ran rampant on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that Texas A&M is considering a move, but according to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, that's not exactly the case.

Of course, just because the move isn't imminent, that doesn't mean Texas A&M is ruling it out either, and one school official said that Texas A&M isn't the only member of the Big 12 conference that is annoyed with that big burnt orange program in Austin.
But a high-ranking A&M official said Tuesday there were no "precipitating events that led to (Tuesday's) rumors and speculations," adding that there would be "no imminent announcement or anything of that matter" concerning the SEC.

The official, however, did cite A&M's general unhappiness with the Big 12 - thanks primarily to the ESPN-backed Longhorn Network of rival Texas - but stayed mum on whether a shift to the SEC might occur at some point. Another A&M official recently described the Aggies and other Big 12 members as simply being "tired of Texas" - primarily the Longhorn Network's pushing to air key high school games.
The Big 12 recently made the decision to table the decision of whether or not the Longhorn Network can broadcast high school games for a year. A decision that won't do anything to help put out the fires that many people seem to believe are burning within the Big 12 conference. Simply choosing to not talk about a problem for a year doesn't mean it isn't there, and if you ignore the elephant in the room long enough, eventually he's going to defecate all over the place.

Will the Big 12 survive all of this? I honestly couldn't tell you. The conference seemed to be at death's door last year before recovering and getting a new television deal. Still, that hasn't seemed to do anything to change how the nine remaining schools in the conference feel about the preferential treatment Texas seems to get.
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Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:25 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

what river is that



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:30 am
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

SAY WHAT YOU WANT. ITS ENVY. TEXAS' FOOTBALL PROGRAM ALONE LAST YEAR CLEARED MORE MONEY THAN A & M'S ENTIRE ATHLETIC BUDGET. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THIS LHN EXCUSE IS CRAP. THEY HAD A CHANCE TO BE A PARTY TO THE NETWORK AND TURNED IT DOWN AND NOW THEY ARE CRYING ABOUT IT. GOOD RIDDANCE. THEY WILL BE AN ALSO RAN IN THE SEC JUST LIKE IN THE BIG12  AND WHEN YOU GET YOUR ASS HANDED TO YOU EVERY WEEK IT DOESNT MATTER WHERE YOU PLAY. NO KID WILL WANT TO GO THERE.<br />




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2011 11:32 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

I know A&M fans are excited about the move to the SEC. Nothing against the Big 12 in it's heyday but there really is no comparing the two conferences, especially in the coming future.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:01 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

Texas A&M is exactly what the SEC is looking for. Good fans, good academic, good history. Here is why it .



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 2:32 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

As a SEC fan I welcome aTm. as I would also would welcome mizzou. yes MIZZOU. sorry Big 12 fans but you can only blame bebe for this. No one team should be over another member in a conference.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 1:12 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

Ridiculous statement concerning financial reports alonghorn72. A&M gets more than enough money from alumni and certainly has no financial problems to cause any kind of envy. You can deny the true reasons for frustration with the Longhorns but that won't change their existence. 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 12:52 am
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

"sure, why wouldn't a conference want a team that has an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance, merit and ability"

What is exaggerated about the last 13 years of Texas football results? Put that against any other team in the nations results and you would be hard pressed to find better results. That is just on the field, you want break out hte finicial statements? Aggy has penis envy and is looking for another handout from big brother and have realized that they have been banished from the "ATM"

Texas is the top merchandising school, # 2 in total wins, and is clearly one of the top schools in the country. This is fact... and is why ESPN has extended it's hand with the Longhorn Network. I will be the first in line to admit that ESPN jumped the gun and didn't plan the LHN very well at all before announcing it but, there is a reason it will exist, Texas is the Jones-es...if you try and deny this your're only visiting that river in Egypt.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:43 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

GO!GO!GO! GET THE HELL OUT OF THE BIG 12, BIG CRYBABIES!

If A&M leaves the Big 12 the only ones crying will be Texas :) 



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:36 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

And if A&M thinks the Longhorn Network is such a big recruiting advantage, then WHY DON'T YOU CREATE YOUR OWN NETWORK. The only reason Texas can even consider launching its own network is because it is a huge school in a huge state with a huge alumni base. Does that sound like anyone else in the Big 12?

So because Texas is doing it then A&M should do it as well and screw the rest of the conference? This is the type of answer that gets people so fed up with UT. 



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:51 pm
 

A&M official: Big 12 members 'tired of Texas'

No IDIOT ESPN paid for the Network




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