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    A&M talking with the SEC?


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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    I didnt think that is much of an option. They will go where Texas takes them.


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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    They would be crazy to follow Texas, unless they love the shade in that shadow. This is their shot to go to a better football conference than the Pac 10 and compete for recruits against Texas.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Quote Originally Posted by trajanJ View Post
    They would be crazy to follow Texas, unless they love the shade in that shadow. This is their shot to go to a better football conference than the Pac 10 and compete for recruits against Texas.
    I dont think they ever will compete for recruits vs Texas.


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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    SEC would be a great option for them and the SEC. Gets the SEC into Houston and Texas, TAMU gets away from texas, which it does NOT need to survive. Plus, the SEC is a much better fit for TAMU than the PAC 10 is in many ways.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Quote Originally Posted by trajanJ View Post
    They would be crazy to follow Texas, unless they love the shade in that shadow. This is their shot to go to a better football conference than the Pac 10 and compete for recruits against Texas.
    I'm guessing that Texas will convince them some way in tomorrow's meeting that it is in their best interest to follow them. I wouldn't put it past them to threaten dropping the series to get them to come along out West.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I'm guessing that Texas will convince them some way in tomorrow's meeting that it is in their best interest to follow them. I wouldn't put it past them to threaten dropping the series to get them to come along out West.
    Lose texas, add Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, etc... id go SEC. And it might do TAMU some good to lose the TU obsession.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    I hope if they go, they go SEC.


    There will be a lot of football with all the mega conferences on TV.


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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Texas will play CU, ASU, Arizona, OSU, OU, Texas Tech and whoever takes A&M's spot. If A&M went to the SEC they would play at least 5 football powers. If I was a top Texas high school football player I would seriously think about going to A&M and playing in those stadiums vs. playing in the ones Texas will play in.

    The real reason Texas is meeting with A&M is to try to make sure they don't go to the SEC.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Quote Originally Posted by trajanJ View Post
    Texas will play CU, ASU, Arizona, OSU, OU, Texas Tech and whoever takes A&M's spot. If A&M went to the SEC they would play at least 5 football powers. If I was a top Texas high school football player I would seriously think about going to A&M and playing in those stadiums vs. playing in the ones Texas will play in.

    The real reason Texas is meeting with A&M is to try to make sure they don't go to the SEC.
    If I was a Texas five star, an A and M in the SEC would be my choice. I bet they break and go.


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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trice View Post
    I find the silence from OU deafening. Why would they not go for the SEC over The Pac 10? Why would they and OU just follow Texas? They could play non conference. Along with A&M have options.


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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    If A and M goes SEC, that may not be good for us as that would open up a spot for possibly Mizzou to go SEC or KU to the Pac 10. This just crazy, to many scenarios and nothing makes sense. I find it hard to believe that schools like Washington State, Indiana, Duke, Wake Forrest, Vandy, ect... can play in the super 64 yet schools that are good in football like Mizzou, BYU, Utah, Fresno State, TCU, Boise State, ect... can't play in that area. Or how about schools like KU, ISU, and KSU that play in 50,000 seat stadiums can't but schools like the above mentioned can't even get 30,000 in their stadium and they get to compete and benefit from resources from being in the super 64.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    SEC would be a great option for them and the SEC. Gets the SEC into Houston and Texas, TAMU gets away from texas, which it does NOT need to survive. Plus, the SEC is a much better fit for TAMU than the PAC 10 is in many ways.
    The SEC is already "into Houston and Texas"...LSU has its largest alumni group in Houston...they go there every year on the summer tour. LSU has played neutral site MBB games in Houston and is looking to do it in FB in both Houston and Dallas.

    Clearly, A&M would be helpful in the state for the SEC but the SEC would much prefer UT to A&M if expanding into Texas.

    I also believe UT and A&M will stick together...a love hate sort of thing.

    Bottom line is the SEC is more likely to raid the ACC and Big East for FB teams.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    From what I understand, they are just talking with the SEC to make Gene Stallings happy. Stallings holds some high position within the A&M athletic department and obviously, with his history, he is an SEC guy who would like to see the Aggies in the league.



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    Re: A&M talking with the SEC?

    Among other points, I too find the lack of OU's and to a lesser degree OSU's role in all this shocking. The non-importance of KU's basketball legacy is also revealing. Maybe I missed something but I always thought Okalahoma football had more long term success than Texas or Nebraska. The power of Texas due to population and the power of Nebraska without population are two things that have been humbling. Sooner fans can not be happy.



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