September 8th, 2011 10:51 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: College Station, SEC, Sidenote Everything
Orangebloods.com — the Rivals site covering Texas — is reporting this morning that “sources” claim Texas A&M officials are now considering moving from the Big 12 to the SEC in 2013.
(Before all the Aggie fans jump us and scream that Orangebloods is just a spin machine for the Longhorns: 1) We’re just bringing you their report, 2) We’re not saying it’s gospel, 3) They tend to do a better job of breaking stories than most Rivals sites.)
That said, we suggested last month that A&M might want to delay entry until 2013. In our view at the time, such a move would allow the Aggies to give nearly two years notice to the Big 12 which should quell any talk of lawsuits. It would allow them to depart without having to give up any type of exit fee/ransom. And it would allow the SEC time to find a 14th school without having to rush.
Will A&M extricate itself from the Big 12 well before 2013? Probably. But there should be little doubt that this option is being discussed in College Station. All options should be on the table at A&M right now.
(Sidenote — Everything below the “2013″ portion of the Orangebloods story… uh, yeah… that stuff is pure Texas spin.)
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