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Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:31 am
Edited on: September 7, 2011 12:44 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

It looks as though all the rumor and speculation is due to come to an end shortly. According to the Fort Worth Star-TelegramTexas A&M is expected to announce that it's leaving the Big 12 for the SEC on Wednesday.
School officials spent Tuesday preparing for a news conference at Kyle Field to celebrate the move, pending a favorable vote from SEC presidents to extend an invitation. The SEC presidents met Tuesday night and approved an invitation to A&M, said sources with knowledge of the situation, but the SEC made no formal announcement.

A&M officials have indicated they would accept an SEC invitation. The move would be effective for the 2012 football season.
While this news doesn't come as a surprise, the fact that it is reportedly becoming official tomorrow means all gloves are off, and the Big 12's future is in serious peril. While the conference has said that it would like to stick together, and the remaining schools have expressed the same desire, their actions seem to say otherwise.

Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have come out recently and basically let the Pac-12 know that they're willing to jump ship without saying it directly, and odds are that Texas and Texas Tech will be soon to follow if that happens. Making matters worse for the Big 12, there are also rumors circulating that the fourteenth school that the SEC will look to add will be Missouri.

The first domino is set to officially fall on Wednesday and though we don't know for sure where the rest will land, odds are it won't be in the Big 12.

Comments

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 7:06 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

This is a great comment, I guess you forgot where all the teams you root for are from.  



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 8, 2011 6:55 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

Tennessee is down right now due to being screwed by Kiffen, but one of the greatest coaches names to ever grace the SEC will bring the real UT back to glory.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

OU & Texas have "NEVER" played nutbusting games everyweekend like the SEC does. Try to get thru Bama, Florida, LSU,Auburn...Etc. every saturday....then Make it thru a Conferance Championship game.....They couldn't hack it!


Nolefan, not to knock the SEC, but it is not like they play a nutbuster game every week there either.  Keep in mind that the SEC mixes in the UK's, UGA's, UT's and Vandys along with the big boys.  The SEC schools also tend to mix in the weaker OOCs deep into the season in order to give themselves a break.  Yes, SEC schools face tough schedules, but not every game is a ball-buster.

BTW, OU and Texas have had their share of Conference Championship games over the years.  It is a question of time before those two will have to deal with CCGs again.   



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: September 7, 2011 10:34 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

Someone please tell me how SUPERCONFERENCES will be great?    Unless 8 teams make the playoffs?    I don't see it working.   You have to blow up the BCS.

How are you a conference champion when you CAN'T PLAY EVERYONE IN YOUR OWN CONFERENCE???   Football season consists of 12 games....  normally 8 conference games...   so we still might have a problem of 2007 Kansas Jayhawks (Kansas played the entire BIG 12 conference EXCEPT TEXAS and OKLAHOMA).   So we might have LOADED conferences?   I bet the fans of Oklahoma can't wait to tune into the Sooners vs. Washington State @ 10;30 kickoff time on a Saturday night :)

GO BAYLOR...stop this madness.   Big12 needs to invite BYU and Pitt.... Texas, give up the LONGHORN NETWORK...  bring A&M back



Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 10:25 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

"USC and Oregon are not lily white and Pac10 plus 2 have not been a player in any major men's sports. USC had to pay Reggie Bush to win. Texas A&M would rather play in the conference of champions as well as not have to wait till 10pm for a road football or basketball game to START! "

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Get your facts stright.  Reggie Bush was paid by an agent to leave USC, not by the University to play for them.  It was not a pay for play situation like Miami.  USC didn't not get any competitive advantage. Also the Conference of Champions is not the SEC, it is the PAC-12.  Called that because they have the most championships.  Feel free to look that up.




Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:57 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

The Vols are 1 team,..OU & Texas have "NEVER" played nutbusting games everyweekend like the SEC does. Try to get thru Bama, Florida, LSU,Auburn...Etc. every saturday....then Make it thru a Conferance Championship game.....They couldn't hack it!



Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:56 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

Looks like the Pac-12 (soon to be Pac-16) and the SEC (which already has) is about to get much stronger and separate themselves from the rest of the pack.  Looks like the Big 12 would be an after thought, my questions are where does a legitimate program like Baylor go?  It seems like the Oklahoma schools will go to the Pac-12.  If Texas was smart they'd consider the current Big 10 right now, this would allow them to setup new annual matchups with the likes of Nebraska, Michigan, OSU, Iowa, etc.  The independent deal doesn't work (ask Notre Dame) it assures you alot of money but you don't play quality competition on a daily basis and you loose credibility along the way.  Plus if you have a one loss season, the BCS will always pick a school from a BCS conference like the Big 10, SEC, Pac12, etc. before even considering an independent school for a BCS bowl.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:51 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

It's only appropriate the Farmers join their brethren in the S.E.C.. Grab your teeth, get the Budweiser and get in the truck b*tch. You bet A&M fits right in in the S.E.C.  



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:47 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

lol I think it is great that the pac 12 is expanding just hope that texas and its greed will be left out in the cold unless they will give up all that money to share with other members of the pac-12 come on OU and OSU would love to have you on board



Since: Dec 24, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:40 am
 

Texas A&M to announce SEC move Wednesday

OU and Texas would almost never be in the hunt in the SEC.  With Alabama, LSU, Florida and Georgia and even UT, they would never win.  That is why they are going to the PAC 12, They at least have a shot of winning there.




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