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Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Posted on: September 24, 2011 5:54 pm
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Consider the Aggies departed to the SEC.

Texas A&M president R. Bowden Loftin told CBSSports.com Saturday he expects the Aggies to be in the SEC "shortly".  After joining a Big12 presidents' conference call this week, Loftin said the Big 12 is committed to going forward "without us."

"I think the legal issues are basically gone," said Loftin speaking at halftime of the Oklahoma State-A&M game.

He was referring to four Big 12 schools that retained their rights to possibly sue the SEC if A&M leaves.  Baylor had been heading up that effort since early September when former commissioner Dan Beebe wrote SEC commissioner Mike Slive that all hurdles had been cleared for A&M to join the SEC.

A&M could be playing its first game as an SEC member (actual membership begins July 1) next Saturday against Arkansas in Arlington, Texas.

"Look at what’s happened this past week," Loftin said. "The action on Tuesday night by the Pac-12 has led to the Big 12, minus us, being in place. I joined the teleconference on Thursday evening of the Big 12 directors. They were firmly committed to going forward without us with nine teams."

CBSSports.com reported earlier Saturday that Texas A&M officials considered the SEC membership to be resolved quickly. Loftin was asked directly if he expects A&M to be in the SEC by next Saturday.

"I expect to be in the SEC soon," he said.

Loftin said he would listen to a plea from interim commissioner Chuck Neinas to keep the Aggies in the Big 12, but didn't sound hopeful.

“He’s an icon in our world, you know that," Loftin said "I’d be willing to talk to Chuck anytime he wants to be talk to me. But we’ve made a very firm decision about our future here and we’re going to stick with it. What more can I say?"

On Friday, Neinas said he would try to contact A&M but considered them gone to the SEC. He also said he expects Missouri to stay in the Big 12.  

Loftin spoke exclusively to CBSSports.com and the Dallas Morning News. 

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Category: NCAAF
Tags: Big 12, SEC, Texas A&M
 
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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 7:54 am
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

TAMU ia a C university once it goes to the SEC.  Best of the worst in academics and worst of the best in football.  Anyone with a brain knows the SEC is paying its players and padding their grades.  I lived in Tallahassee, FL for 10 years and saw FSU do this all the time with Bowden.  Players driving Humers decked to the 9's with accessories
One of the problems with these message boards is that anyone can say what they want without actually having to prove it.


The Facts
Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 3:55 pm
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Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

FSU is not in the SEC.  Far from it. 


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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 3:30 pm
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Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

@biomotor

Good point!  A&M should hire Sherrill as a consultant b/c he'll know the ins and outs of hiding the money, finding talented partial qualifiers and keeping them eligible with dubious curriculum. (poultry science?)

Prepare to compromise your Honor Code (again), Aggies, if you expect to be competitive in the cut-throat SEC. 

More delusion....Aggies will get recruits by going to a more stable conference.  Please!  Recruiting has been an issue for well over a decade.  Over the last decade, Aggies have been out-recruited by in and out of state foes IN a STABLE conference ENVIRONMENT.  Unfortunately, if Aggies desire a recruiting edge they need to bring back the recruiting mechanisms of Jackie or go hire Switzer for guidance!Money mouth




Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

More delusion....Aggies will get recruits by going to a more stable conference.  Please!  Recruiting has been an issue for well over a decade.  Over the last decade, Aggies have been out-recruited by in and out of state foes IN a STABLE conference ENVIRONMENT.  Unfortunately, if Aggies desire a recruiting edge they need to bring back the recruiting mechanisms of Jackie or go hire Switzer for guidance!Money mouth



Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

ESPN should have made the LHN espnclassic or espn news or something like that....on directv and dish network, espn has six channels, but only five of them are active(ESPN, espn2, espnu, espnnews and espnclassic, and then the extra espn channel for saturday football and ncaa basketball or baseball).....Im sure time warner, comcast(market leader in Houston), and the other cable networks dont wont to pay the subscriber fees, or dont wont to make that network part of the tier package...

or, the network could be offered on pay per view basis just like the college football, basketball, nba, hockey or soccer that is offered now


finally, I agree with texasX3....A&M's defense laid down yesterday...I guess they werent as dominant against Idaho and SMU as all of you thought they were, because Okie state gassed thier bitch azzes, and it was beautiful to see and horrible at the same time....imagine what a ball control team like LSU and Alabama will do to them next year?

oh, and watch how different Arkansas plays next weeks vs Aggie in jerrys world......Bama smashed the Hogs yesterday in t-town, but they will get their mojo back vs aggie in arlington



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

@texastexastexas

30 viewers???  That's a good one, "bro". 

It's unfortunate that LHN hasn't worked out a deal with Time Warner Cable (the market share leader in Central TX if I'm not mistaken).  But, maybe Verizon FiOs can make inroads there.  It's been a boon for their subscriptions and distribution in the DFW market.  Time Warner hasn't gotten on board with the NFL Network either, so they're obviously difficult to work with.  I'm sure LHN's distribution will improve in time. 

I agree that Goodwin needs to get the ball more.  Conversely, A&M's defense really needs to improve their conditioning.  How can a Texas team that's been working out in 100 degree heat suffer from so many cramps?  Maybe too much time in the McFerrin Center?  Embarrassing if y'all were faking it in a lame attempt to slow down the Pokes.

Lol J.B. TexEx we don't want to schedule yall in nothin either its okay....I think they will play each other again sooner than you think ;) And hes pissed off because A&Ms move ALMOST ruined his precious LHN....Bro, that network gets like 30 viewers not sayin that cause im an Aggie....im from Austin I read the papers...most bars downtown don't get the LHN and they are really pissed off about it...ESPN and Texas need to get stuff together because even though im an aggie i'd like to watch the horns play as well..gotta see how Case and David are doin and Goodwin needs to get the ball more Mack is throwin me for a loop with that one.





Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

Fair enough, who do you suspect will be the 14th team
 



Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Wave bye-bye to Aggies; All in for SEC

What is the SEC schedule going to look like with 13 teams?  
Does Mizzou go with A&M?
What about Weste Virginia?


I think the SEC wants 14 for now they won't stay at 13...maybe they will shoot for 16 someday soon but I think they are comfortable with seeing the ACC give the 16 team deal a test run first.
Mizzou will likely stay in the Big 12 as far as latest news goes.
WVU lol


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