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SEC to discuss A&M on Sunday

Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:22 pm
Edited on: August 13, 2011 12:22 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you've spent any time on Twitter or message boards lately, then you've probably heard the news that the SEC has expanded to a 64-team league at this point, as schools from all over the country have been rumored to be joining the league. Realistically, though, it appears that there is only one team that is serious about joining the league, and that would be Texas A&M.

Of course, just because a team is interested in the SEC that doesn't always mean the SEC's interest is mutual, but according to a report in the New York Times, the SEC will meet in a secret location on Sunday to discuss the possibility of bringing Texas A&M into the conference.

Pete Thamel reports that a high-ranking SEC official has told him that the league presidents will meet at a secret location on Sunday to discuss the move, and that there's a "30 to 40 percent chance" that the SEC presidents will decide against A&M joining the fold. The reason for that is because the SEC has no plans to expand to just 13 teams, and it would need another school to complete any expansion.

“We realize if we do this, we have to have the 14th,” the SEC official told the paper. “No name has been thrown out. This thing is much slower out of the shoot than the media and blogs have made it.” 

In other words, that report you heard on Saturday morning about Texas A&M, Clemson, Florida State and Missouri all joining the SEC to form the first super conference is a bit premature. Missouri AD Mike Alden told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that there was "nothing" to the report and that Missouri isn't talking to anybody.

The Big 12 athletic directors are scheduled to have a conference call with commissioner Dan Beebe on Saturday afternoon with every AD except Texas A&M's Bill Byrne expected to be on the call. However, before you read too far into that, remember that Byrne is currently in Europe at the moment.
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Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 10:59 pm
 

SEC to discuss A&M on Sunday

Considering the source of this article is Pete Thamel I'd be leary about anything he reports as being said. His track record isn't too good. The SEC will find a 14th team to go with A&M, likely FSU, Clemson or somebody out of the ACC. A&M wouldn't be making this move unless they were certain they would be accepted.  The SEC meeting is likely to determine which team to bring in with them.



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 6:03 pm
 

SEC to discuss A&M on Sunday

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



Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2011 1:15 pm
 

SEC to discuss A&M on Sunday

“We realize if we do this, we have to have the 14th,” the SEC official told the paper. “No name has been thrown out. This thing is much slower out of the shoot than the media and blogs have made it."

Who edits this s**t? How about "chute" instead of "shoot"? As a general rule one should use the right word instead of the wrong one.


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