Texas A&M at least eyeing move to SEC

June, 11, 2010
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Reports continue to circulate that Texas A&M is at least considering its options with the SEC.

Ultimately, you wonder if Texas and Texas A&M would really split off from each other and what political pressure would be applied for them to stay together, because it sounds like Texas doesn't have much interest in coming to the SEC.

At the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla., last week, several league officials and athletic directors I talked to made it clear that being able to get into the Texas market would be especially appealing for the SEC.

Obviously, Texas is the big dog, but landing Texas A&M would still enable the SEC to get a foothold in the Lone Star State.

And if the SEC did get Texas A&M, who else would the league go after to make it an even 14 teams? I still say brand new markets such as Virginia Tech or possibly Maryland would make the most sense for the SEC.

In the meantime, we'll all watch with great interest to see how it all plays out.

Something to consider if Texas A&M did decide to come to the SEC is that Arkansas already has a 10-year contract to face the Aggies every year in the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas. Last year's game was the first in the deal.

Chris Low | email

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