Not sure why the Ags and Hogs, in continuing with a binding contract they had with Jones, Inc. would indicate the SEC might be moving to a 9 game schedule. While the press is making this sound like a new development, it is not. The contract for the neutral site was made between UA, A&M and Jones before the SEC deal, and A&M heading into the SEC does not constitute a change in the deal for Jones and Co, who are the 3rd party in this deal.
I suspect A&M, which has a lot of folks who do not favor the "neutral" site, started to modify the deal with Jerry right after A&M was accepted into the SEC. A&M wanted to bulk up its home stand in the short term (which is why there is a Kyle Field game this year) and UA wanted to extend the series past the 7 games left on the contract (its a great deal for the Hogs). So, the series got extended to 11 more games at Jerry World, and Jones, A&M and UA had some time to deal with SEC rules on revenue sharing, neutral site recruiting, etc. in extending the series to 11 more games.
Think this is a really good deal for the Hogs, and A&M actually makes more money at Jerry World than a Kyle Field game, so while some Ags don't like inviting the Hogs into the state every year for an extended time, the Hogs held up their end of the deal and helped A&M out in the short term (and again, the money for both sides is pretty darn good).
Anything that brings more money into the SEC coffers has to be taken as at least being half a good move.....