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Texas A&M Is Heading To The SEC (Probably)

Posted 9/01/2011 6:30 am by

Texas A&M: marching to the SEC?

When it comes to conference realignment, it seems as though the college football universe is coalescing.  Rather than have multiple major conferences, it seems as though we’re moving to a world in which there are superconferences, and it appears that Texas A&M will be kicking off the next round of realignments, as Texas A&M has filed to leave the Big 12 and appears headed to the Southeastern Conference.  Will this kick off a team moving frenzy akin to last season’s Pac 12 and Big Ten expansions?  Or should we blame this on Texas and their stupid Longhorn Network?

Cue Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin, the man behind the big move.  Said Loftin in a statement yesterday, “We are seeking to generate greater visibility nationwide for Texas A&M and our championship-caliber student-athletes, as well as secure the necessary and stable financial resources to support our athletic and academic programs.”

If that doesn’t sound like they want to move to the SEC, nothing does.  After all, if you want a championship, the SEC is the best college football on the planet and has the last five national championships in a row (including last year’s champ Auburn) and seven of twelve total BCS national championships.  Meanwhile, Texas A&M is the third or fourth-best team in the Big 12, but they ARE in Texas, and that is a huge TV market for the SEC to tap into…

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