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Texas A&M on the brink

Posted on: August 13, 2011 10:26 am
Edited on: August 13, 2011 11:59 pm
 
A high-ranking Texas A&M official told CBSSports.com Saturday that it is waiting to hear from Aggie president R. Bowen Loftin on a possible move to the SEC.

The official wouldn't necessarily have to be notified but is so high up that the fact he has not been notified suggests that A&M-to-the-SEC isn't quite done yet. The A&M regents will meet by conference call on Monday. CBSSports.com was told Saturday that Loftin could make the call on moving to the SEC at any time "pending regents approval." That suggests that a move could come sooner than Monday's call.

"Waiting to hear from Dr. Loftin," the source said in a text early Saturday morning.

The Houston Chronicle, citing multiple sources, said A&M's move will become official on Monday.

 The New York Times reported Saturday that 11 of the 12 SEC presidents will discuss A&M's admission on Sunday. A source told the Times that there is a 30-40 percent chance the presidents would vote against A&M's admission. A league spokesman said Saturday that a three-fourths majority (at least nine) would be needed to approve A&M's move to the SEC.

Late Saturday, the Big 12 presidents issued a statement stating their desire for Texas A&M to stay in the league.   

 
Category: NCAAF
Tags: SEC, Texas A&M
 
Comments

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

Wow, that's embarrassing. All that bluster and the SEC doesn't even invite you. You thought Texas was slapping you in the face...how does THAT feel?

I guess the Aggies forgot that you actually have to be INVITED to join a conference. You can't just say, "we're going to the SEC."

Maybe you can help them find another sacrificial lamb to join with you and they might consider you. You don't bring enough to the table to cause division imbalance. 



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

Nope. 

Too much history and talent.  Last year was an aberration.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

We weren't all that great in my days, but yes, the atheltic program has really taken off in the last 10 years. It's great to see because they are a class school.

Having to pitch against Texas, A&M, & Rice back then was ..fun, but it was good times.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

haha that last part you said was funny. thats awesome I like watching TCU baseball wish they woulda made it last season. Their football program is about to be off the charts in a few years.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

I was quoting Pat Forde. You can read the entire article here:



I pitched from 92-95. I hurt my shoulder my Jr. year and lost my scholarship. Part of the reason why I went on that diatribe about scholarships not being free...or guarenteed. The other part was alcohol related Tongue out



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

Suicidaire Texas A&M doesn't want to schedule texas in anything either. It goes both ways. When did you play baseball for TCU btw? What years just curious and what position did you play?



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

@texastexastexas - You actually proved my point, thank you. Once again an Aggie doesn't understand. You missed the entire point of my post.

I am well aware of how many "national championships" Texas has won and it's actually 4 (63, 69, 70 & 05). 

I honestly don't care what A&M does. It will have no adverse effect on the Longhorns. I happen to agree with the media that say, "Hard to believe a program that is a whopping three games over .500 in the past nine football seasons could decide the future of an entire nation, but that may be where we're headed."

Or, how about this, "Why would Texas continue to schedule A&M in anything if the Aggies walk out on the Longhorns?"

Sorry, but it appears the media aren't that concerned with what you do either...

Go to the SEC and create a firestorm that leads to a playoff. You will finally be contributing something positive to college football for the first time in 20 years.

BTW, I played baseball at TCU back when you were a little girl and there was still a SWC. Thanks for chiming in.




Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

Here's an interesting article on how the rest of the dominos may fall after A&M moves to the SEC...




Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

Also, pollsters don't rank teams on how they will end up at the end of the season ( by their schedule or what conference they are in). SEC usually has 6-9 teams ranked in the top 25 thats how it has gone in the past decade. Do you think they would rank that many teams from a conference thats going to beat each other up based on how they are going to end up at the end of the season? No. A pre season ranking is based on talent predictions based on returning experienced players along with the previous years record. A&M plays at OU and at Missouri thats #1 and # 21 they could loose both just because they are away and at tough places to play..I can't remember when A&M last beat OU in Norman it has to have been 20 years. They host Oklahoma State #8 and play #14 Arkansas in Dallas. Then #24 texas at home. All those games could go either way if A&M plays like their past but pollsters and Aggieland believes they have a good team this year. We will see won't we. Very soon.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Texas A&M on the brink

to comment on what fortyacres said....A&M plays 5 top 25 teams this year according to that poll Alabama plays the same amount less top 10. A&M plays 2 top 10 teams while Alabama ranked #2 plays one top 10 team...get my point?? It doesn't really matter a good team is a good team regardless..A&M has the most returning starters out of any team in the top 10 im not just pullin this out of my ass look it up. It doesn't really matter A&M plays against credible talent every year and in large noisy venues every year just like in the SEC.


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