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Texas A&M-to-SEC rumors can be put to bed… for now


For those who haven’t heard, there was a minor spectacle circulating the rumors and message boards today that Texas A&M was all but finished packing their bags and on their way to the SEC — the only remaining question at the time being how long the Aggies would hold up a certain “one finger salute” on the way out the door.

Well, according to a very, very credible beat writer, those bags can stay put for just a little bit longer.

In multiple tweets, San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle beat writer Brent Zwerneman said that previous A&M-to-the-SEC rumors are largely unfounded, and for the time being, the Aggies are a proud member of the Big 12.

“High-ranking A&M official just told me there have been ‘no precipitating events that have led to today’s rumors & speculations’ about SEC.

“High-ranking A&M official also said there will be ‘no imminent announcement or anything of that matter’ concerning the SEC.

“A&M official was mum on whether something might happen with the SEC at some point, citing Ags’ general unhappiness with the Big 12 right now.”

For those of you who sing the Aggie War Hymn with great pride, we’ll allow you to take a few moments to digest this bit of news.

Better? No? Okay, well, we tried.

For the past several weeks, whispers that A&M was on its way to the SEC  in light of their supposedly re-aroused hatred for everything “tu” and the Longhorn Network have slowly been making their way through the college football rumor mill, so it was only a matter of time before something like this came to the top.

We’ve been told that A&M officials and those from the SEC have been in occasional contact since June of last year, but obviously, the Aggies do not control their conference affiliation destiny.

Unless SEC commissioner Mike Slive pulls the trigger right away, it might be time to temper those A&M-to-the-SEC rumors. We’re not saying it couldn’t happen, but the puppet master isn’t residing in College Station.

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13 Responses to “Texas A&M-to-SEC rumors can be put to bed… for now”
  1. centexhorn says: Aug 9, 2011 6:05 PM

    I think some aggys just need to be beaten up.

  2. 1990tiger says: Aug 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    Don’t see this happening…..A&M is not a good fit for the SEC.

  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 9, 2011 7:07 PM

    I think Texas thinks the are the elite team in conf. But we all know its oklahoma. Texas won’t win more than 7 games this year.

  4. tcuprof says: Aug 9, 2011 7:10 PM

    If A&M wants to go, I’ve got no problem watching them lose by 30 or 40 each week in the fall. They would NOT be competitive in the SEC. One good season out of the last 15 or so does not a national champion make.

  5. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 9, 2011 7:14 PM

    Texas plays spread sissy ball. They can’t run the ball, and with Gilbert, they cant pass it either. Bunch of divas. Mack Brown fires a bunch of coaches, because he can’t accept responsibility for his teams mistakes. Which means that Mack really doesn’t coach the team.

  6. centexhorn says: Aug 9, 2011 7:49 PM

    A&M hates knowing the fact that regardless of how crappy they think Texas will be they’re still going to lose to us this year.

  7. mldean71 says: Aug 9, 2011 7:58 PM

    If AtM wants to leave let them leave. Why doesnt aTm take OU attitude and CREAT(i know that’s a new word in aggie land) your own NETWORK! Stop letting UT make you piss your pants and stand up because running to the SEC will only give a side the opportunity to see UT go INDEPENDENT and become a bigger pain in the azz! Where is all that AGGIE pride or has UT taken it away and your TOYS!

  8. gorilladunk says: Aug 9, 2011 8:41 PM

    At some point, I wish the other schools in the Big 12 (10) would tell the Ags to take their shit and leave. They are the biggest bunch of whiners in the conference (now that NU is gone). They have an enrollment over 40,000…they have a HUGE network of alums (former students, right Ags?)…more money than they’ll ever need and they incessantly bitch and moan. Good ridddance. They’ll battle Vanderbilt and Kentucky for the leftovers each year in the SEC.

  9. aggie2014 says: Aug 10, 2011 3:59 AM

    Let’s look at the big picture here, Texas is nothing more than a bully and has been for years. It’s absolutely absurd for Mack Brown to try and say the L.H.N. broadcasting high school games is great for everybody. The only person who’d probably buy that besides Mack himself is Dan Beebe, who happens to be living in some magical wonderland that doesn’t exist, where the Big 12 is a perfect conference. For those who say A&M couldn’t survive in the S.E.C., the best players typically want to play in the best conference. Therefore, A&M will be just fine. Good luck to Texas being a independent. They may have one of the largest cumulative fan bases, but after traveling to Omaha to watch the C.W.S., if there’s one thing that I learned it’s that the majority of fans from coast to coast HATES the University of Texas.

  10. TxGrown says: Aug 10, 2011 1:50 PM

    aggie2014 says:
    “if there’s one thing that I learned it’s that the majority of fans from coast to coast HATES the University of Texas.”
    I am a fan of the Longhorn football team and have been since the late sixties and I will be there fan till the day I die….so listen good aggie 2014. Even I hate the “University”.

  11. TxGrown says: Aug 10, 2011 1:53 PM

    I meant their fan”.

  12. txaggbpacker21 says: Aug 10, 2011 10:36 PM

    Dear TxGrown,

    When making a post in support of something you care about, please check your spelling and grammar (their not there, til not till).

    All the teams in the Big 12 objected to the network. It was the network that kept the Horns out of the Pac10. Ironically, once the Big12 is gone, it will be the network that will keep t.u. from any other conference. Good luck with your network Horns. If anyone has any questions as to how independent teams have done recently, ask Notre Dame.

  13. bornaggie1996 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:54 PM

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    and the Big 12 is just ok the SEC are legends A&M does not want the “easy” season that tu enjoys they want a Challenge!

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