"Denials/commitments from Mizzou/FSU/Clemson
Possible 14th teams for SEC (if A&M is accepted) ... and what those schools are saying. It'd be interesting the save these quotes if any of them accepted an SEC invite.
FSU president was only source that didn't deny the possibility, just said there had been "no talks.
Some excerpts. Italics are mine.
The SEC now likely will pursue Florida State, Clemson and Missouri, a source told ESPN's Gottlieb, though Missouri athletic director Mike Alden said the school was not in talks with any conferences about a possible move.
"No, no, no," Alden told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Saturday, before reaffirming the school's commitment to the Big 12, in whatever form that might be.
Florida State and Clemson also have said they haven't had any talks about the schools leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the SEC.
"From coach to (athletic director) to president and the board chair (trustees), there has been no discussion," Florida State president Eric Barron told The Associated Press in a phone interview Saturday.
Clemson president James Barker Saturday also denied reports that the Tigers are considering a move.
"We are committed to the ACC," Barker said in a statement. "We have had no contact with the SEC."
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