Via the twitters Joe Schad
Via the twitters Joe Schad
They are leaving the Big 12 but still need to apply and accepted by SEC.
on the rush to be first post versus adding content *shrug* not to mention that it's not "official" A&M to the SEC - the story being A&M is simply leaving the Big 12. Hell, they might just go to the Big East or Mountain West
Texas A&M's press release actually says that they anticipate leaving, but it's stated in a way that they'll only leave if they are accepted into another conference. It could definitely be a done deal, but it might not be--they've left themselves room to stay in the Big 12.
I can barely discern the meaning of your well organized post. Using bold, different fonts, indents and the like. How dare you!!!!!
Because it will be bigger!* I think that the Big Ten should add ND, the MAC, the remainder of the Big 12, and Goldman Sachs. That will show those jerks in the SEC who's boss.
EDIT: If it accepts A&M - and why wouldn't it? It would make the conference bigger.
Well reading his tweets he mentioned that they are leaving the Big 12 formally and applying to the SEC. That does not mean they will be accepted. Earlier the SEC basically told them to hold off until a further date (probably looking for someone to pair them with that would also help the SEC) and apply later.
Regardless the only official thing is that they are leaving the Big 12.
But I see now that the original title has been edited so the Officially Official confusion is gone so I guess that slight mixup on words is fine now.
The announcement was that A&M is leaving the Big Twelvish, contingent upon acceptance into a new conference. Obviously no fool would make that announcement without being sure they had a safe landing place, but the actual announcement (or perhaps even vote) by the SEC hasn’t happened yet.
Like, 7 teams left in the Big 12?
Official news release:
Check out Slive's quote at the bottom of the ESPN article. He says the SEC has a stringent policy -- every member has annual dues to pay. $50 a year.
And "some are in arrears." Too funny.
this might have been applicable. However, I think the difference now between the Big 10 and Big 12 is that while the Big 12 has 2 hot shots in Texas and OU (although OU probably doesn't have the draw to form their own network like Texas) and A&M a distant 3rd, the Big 10 is more evenly divided. While OSU and UM are comparable to Texas and OU, there are plenty of other teams that would be comparable to A&M (MSU, Iowa, Wisky, PSU and now Nebraska).
This is why the people who keep saying that Texas is perfect for the Big Ten are idiots. Bringing them in would be like one of those stupid faux-reality shows where a houseful of 20-something guys and girls who are paired up nicely with no real problems decide to let a smokin' red-hot single babe move in. All of a sudden jewelry and cash start disappearing, and then one by one the guys all start banging her when their erstwhile GFs are out shopping. You know how it's going to end.
Don, I'm getting the feeling OU 's getting ready to jump to the PAC12, either with Texas if they'll give up on the LHN or without and take OSU along, or also bring OSU plus TT and Mizzou. I'd be interested in your opinion, and also what you're hearing about what happens to Mizzou and what they're thinking.
Kinda hoped for a response from you on my OU post in last A&M thread, since there's notmany other Big8 people that post here. :)
Dear Big Ten,
Not at the girl obviously, but at the thought of Syracuse in the BIg 10. Hell I'd rather have Missouri. Syracuse plays in a terrible dome, is located in a horrible city (think Flint or Gary with NYC attitude) and they gave us Gerg. Enough said.
Oh how do you think I feel about Gerg? I had to deal with 6 years of his epic fail and cratering both of my alma maters.
Don't blame us for the previous regime for hiring that clown, though SU did end up with Scott Shafer which = win.
Pitt would be a better fit ....
1.3 million of her closest female friends.
We'll all have to work in shifts then.....or possibly just skip gowns of any sort altogether for time efficiency.
It usually doesn't work out to feature Joe Schad as evidence to back up any story.
The man who brought us the PAC 16.
struggled to have football success in the Big 12. How the heck are they going to compete in the SEC.
Not that it matters
TAM hasn't beaten an SEC team since 1995 when they finished their long series with LSU. Since then a meager 0-6. Outside of their LSU series, their record vs the other SEC teams is only about 6-25 or close to it.
Now the choice for a top-tier Texas recruit isn't the Longhorns and then everybody else. Now A&M can say, "SEC? SEC." Don't underestimate the power of that.
That really doesn't matter in Texas. Texas will continue to pick whomever they want in the state. It may help when aTm recruits against OU for the next set of players, but those schools don't overlap that much in terms of recruiting territory. What it may do is allow aTm to get some of the recruits from east Texas that have gone to the SEC schools.
aTm might also find out the hard way what happens when you open the floodgates to Texas for the rest of the SEC. Not that they don't already do some there, but wait til they start playing there regularly.
Can the big ten snag them if the SEC says no? Texas market... generally good football and basketball... i think they have good academics...
So the SEC is going to be looking for a 2nd team .... who else is willing to jump ship?
hello Florida State
Missouri would go as well. Hell, Missouri would go anywhere. What a slut.
said they were not interested. Wasn't that a hint?
aTm may have egg on its face again. To me, this is more of an FU to Texas and a dare to the B12 to see if they will restructure the division of money.
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If I were Texas I'd strongly consider - after gauging the feelings of the money-giving alums - telling A&M to piss off and forget about ever playing the Longhorns again. A&M wants out because it wants out of the shadow of Texas. You can bet this Longhorn Network has a lot to do with it. They feel like the playing field is going to tilt even further toward Austin and they want to find a way to tilt it back. That's fine, but from UT's point of view what A&M wants is to have its cake and eat it too - they don't want to play nice with the rest of the Big 12, but they sure want the advantage (think: money) that comes from playing Texas. I'd have to think about saying "either you take the bad with the good or you take nothing, but you're not going to take your ball and go home except for when it's convenient for you."