Texas schools aren't right for the SEC period! They are not like us culturally or geographically and don't belong. The 'Southeastern' conference symbolizes the true South and the traditional Deep South schools, Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor etc are not anywhere close to being an SEC school, please stay away from us and remain in the conference you belong in. Our current 12 school alignment has already proven that it reigns supreme in intercollegiate athletics and frankly we don't need anyone else at all and if we ever did expand-Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech make much much more sense.
Twitter has blown up today with more rumored reports of a Texas A&M-SEC marriage. Among the rumors:
1. A&M and SEC officials have been working on a membership agreement for the Aggies.
2. Representatives from all 12 SEC schools have voted in favor of accepting A&M into the league.
3. A “letter of intent” has already been sent from A&M to the Southeastern Conference.
As you know, A&M to the SEC is an old standard by now. We wrote last summer that the school and the league have had flirtations going back to the mid-to-late-1980s.
In our Expanding On Expansion series we suggested A&M would be a better fit for the SEC than higher-profile Texas — same TV markets, same recruiting inroads, less ego.
While everyone’s jumping on this story now, we’ve been telling you for more than a year that eventually A&M will end up in the SEC. It’s just a matter of time. We fully believe that.
But we still don’t believe that time is now.
We could be wrong, of course, but we would be surprised if an announcement of a planned move is made today or tomorrow. Those doing the rumor-spreading so far have been Twitter-users and hometeam bloggers. We’re not suggesting that those folks don’t have contacts and can’t break stories, but we believe if things were that far along, some folks in the mainstream media — people who’ve built up decades worth of contacts — would be reporting the same information. So far, this remains a social networking story. And our sources are silent.
But stay tuned…