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Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Posted on: September 24, 2011 5:54 pm
 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Consider the Aggies departed to the SEC.

Texas A&M president R. Bowden Loftin told CBSSports.com Saturday he expects the Aggies to be in the SEC "shortly".  After joining a Big12 presidents' conference call this week, Loftin said the Big 12 is committed to going forward "without us."

"I think the legal issues are basically gone," said Loftin speaking at halftime of the Oklahoma State-A&M game.

He was referring to four Big 12 schools that retained their rights to possibly sue the SEC if A&M leaves.  Baylor had been heading up that effort since early September when former commissioner Dan Beebe wrote SEC commissioner Mike Slive that all hurdles had been cleared for A&M to join the SEC.

A&M could be playing its first game as an SEC member (actual membership begins July 1) next Saturday against Arkansas in Arlington, Texas.

"Look at what’s happened this past week," Loftin said. "The action on Tuesday night by the Pac-12 has led to the Big 12, minus us, being in place. I joined the teleconference on Thursday evening of the Big 12 directors. They were firmly committed to going forward without us with nine teams."

CBSSports.com reported earlier Saturday that Texas A&M officials considered the SEC membership to be resolved quickly. Loftin was asked directly if he expects A&M to be in the SEC by next Saturday.

"I expect to be in the SEC soon," he said.

Loftin said he would listen to a plea from interim commissioner Chuck Neinas to keep the Aggies in the Big 12, but didn't sound hopeful.

“He’s an icon in our world, you know that," Loftin said "I’d be willing to talk to Chuck anytime he wants to be talk to me. But we’ve made a very firm decision about our future here and we’re going to stick with it. What more can I say?"

On Friday, Neinas said he would try to contact A&M but considered them gone to the SEC. He also said he expects Missouri to stay in the Big 12.  

Loftin spoke exclusively to CBSSports.com and the Dallas Morning News. 

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Big 12, SEC, Texas A&M
 
Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:57 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Anyone that thinks West Virginia is a better 14th team pickup than Missouri doesn't understand what realignment is all about. Missouri is a first class institution all the way around, large TV market, fantastic academic reputation and geographically that really aren't that far out (unless your Florida or SC). Texas AM and Missouri joining would increase the conference's media reach, recruiting area and allow us to nail down the largest network package of any conference. All SEC fans need to jump on board and support these moves.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Nothing like losing a game to prove you should be a member of the SEC.  4 in a row over A & M...You are OSU's pup!



Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

So now they'll be Arkansas' and Alabama's biatch instead of Texas and Oklahoma's. I guess the advantage is, they won't have to hear about it so much at the local diner.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Uh...average Missouri program?  Auburn can't carry Missouri's jock!  The only sport Auburn is even average in is football.  Basketball? HA!  Baseball?  HA!  Women's sports?  Uh, Missouri outdoes you there too "dubbs."  Oh and by the way, Missouri is an academic institution too, and would be pulling the grade point average of the entire conference up significantly by joining.
Yea an average Missouri program.

Auburn can't carry Missouri's jock? Really? Did you even watch last year? (I know it's a new year blah blah blah, but really gonna call up merely decent after that year? Granted rebuilding this year, but I'm looking big picture)

Also I'm against Missouri, not because of how well they play, but because of their location. We'd have to realign the conference if we took another team from the west. And I don't wanna see Auburn in the SEC East which what I think would happen if Missouri joined. I'd much rather have Clemson or WVU.

Don't get butt hurt cause someone doesn't want your team in their conference, it's a game. Get over it.



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Good riddance.  Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you, ags.  Just take your ball and go home.



Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: September 24, 2011 9:21 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

West Virginia will be the #14...

http://www.theklowntimes.net 



Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Oaky cool, who is # 14, Mizzou or ECU?



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Uh...average Missouri program?  Auburn can't carry Missouri's jock!  The only sport Auburn is even average in is football.  Basketball? HA!  Baseball?  HA!  Women's sports?  Uh, Missouri outdoes you there too "dubbs."  Oh and by the way, Missouri is an academic institution too, and would be pulling the grade point average of the entire conference up significantly by joining.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

What makes Texas Gay-and-M think they can compete in the SEC? They just blew a huge lead against Oklahoma State and lost. How will they fare against the likes of Alabama, LSU and Florida? Oh well, adios, Faggies. We're better off without backstabbing traitors like you. Just like we're better off without the Fluff-aloes and the Corn-Shucksters. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! To hell with Gay-and-M!



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Welcome to the SEC, A&M. Glad to have you!


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