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Breaking: Texas High Ed meeting canceled

Posted on: August 15, 2011 4:58 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 6:27 pm
The Texas House of Representatives Higher Education committee has been canceled, probably further delaying Texas A&M's move to the SEC. 

It was thought that A&M could not proceed until after the meeting. Texas A&M regents chairman Richard Box, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe and SEC commissioner Mike Slive had been invited to testify. The House posted the announcement on its website Monday afternoon.

Shortly after that announcement, the A&M regents, as expected, gave Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin the authority to pursue conference realignment. It's not clear where the A&M-to-SEC issue now goes.
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:29 pm

Breaking: Texas High Ed meeting canceled

Obviously, Jetsfan didn't get my point.  He also doesn't understand college football in Houston or Texas.  Houston isn't property of A&M.  Look at a map?...LOL.  Houston is probably split over A&M to UT.  U of H is like the darling of Houston.  Thats like basic info. Jetsfan

My point is, 'What does the SEC want.'  Do they want big competition or T.V.  Tough competition would not include A&M or Houston.  However, if Houston were to get SEC money, they could be close to the level of A&M.  HOW dare I say such a thing!?!  They'd own Houston talent, which is definitely one of the best hotbeds of talent.  Thats a dig on A&M, since they are probably the biggest under-achiever around.  All that talent around an hour away.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:36 pm

Breaking: Texas High Ed meeting canceled

It works like this:

A&M has to declare they will leave the Big XII and are willing to pay the fines to do so. THEN the legislature has something to act upon. Until then, they don't.

If/when A&M does this, the legislature will decide if they want to interefere. My guess is that they will not.

Only after all that happens will the SEC invite A&M into their ranks and ONLY if they can also entice another major university to become the 14th member.

That's the roadmap for A&M. But there's no guarantee that the SEC won't leave them holding the bag if two better programs show up. So A&M is probably wise to shut up until the SEC tells them through the grapvine that a 14th team has been lined up and the invite is there if A&M wants it. Until then, A&M is smart ot play along with the Big XII and not be in such a rush to leave.

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:18 pm

Breaking: Texas High Ed meeting cancelled

Houston... they get the Houston market with A&M, or have you not looked at a map? They aren't going to take a lowly C-USA team when they could have the big time with the likes of Florida State, OU, Missouri, or Clemson.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:40 pm

Breaking: Texas High Ed meeting cancelled

It means the SEC will evaluate who they want in their conference.  If they want more competition or if they want more T.V. markets.  If they take A&M, they might as well take Houston, because together they would both give the SEC a huge T.V. market, but the level of competition wouldn't threaten the current SEC teams.  Sorry, but A&M hasn't been able to do a whole lot in the BIG XII.  Does A&M think they would go the SEC and dominate?!?

I don't understand what A&M wants.  They can never get Texas off its back, until they win more.  Do they need more money to compete...please, they have plenty of donors.  A&M is no poor school, they don't need the money to become relevant.  If they go to the SEC, they aren't going to the top of the heap, they may be going even further down the pole.  Plus, they'd open up their recruiting market to the rest of the SEC (not just LSU), and that would ultimately kill A&M.

A&M to the SEC may give them a few more dollars (which they really don't need to compete), but would bury A&M in its ability to recruit and win.  They would also lose their biggest rival.

Conclusion:  A&M to the SEC would be bad for A&M.

As an OU fan, I have no horse in this race.  I bet Baylor, TT, and TCU are praying they leave for the SEC.

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