FanPost

Could Texas A&M trigger the next round of conference realignment?


 During the last round of conference realignment there was alot of flirtation between Texas A&M and the SEC. Eventually the big 12 was able to survive the Pac 10's push to eliminate the conference and resumed business as usual minus Nebraska and Colorado. Well rumors are flying rapid that Texas A&M is back in talks with the SEC due to a frustration with Texas that has reached a near boiling point. The frustration surfaces from a deal between ESPN and Texas that would allow The Longhorn Network (LHN) to telecast high school football games in the state of Texas giving the longhorns an even bigger stranglehold on the state then they already have.

 A&M is clearly not a fan of the idea and seems to be looking to break away from Texas and the big 12. SEC commish Mike Slive did not shoot down the thought of Adding A&M and possibly Oklahoma in a recent presser  either by saying.  "It is my job to make sure the SEC is the premier league,” Slive said. “For me to exclude any action that would preclude that from happening would be inappropriate.”  Now  Big 12 commish Dan Beebe is once again trying to save his conference by putting Texas and ESPN's plans on hold while trying to figure out a way to please eveyone involved.

 But now with The Longhorn Network Beebe may not have enough power to stop what Texas is trying to do.  The LHN pretty much allows Texas to control most of  their own actions and they could easily break away from the conference and go independent if forced into a corner. IMO the big 12 has been a ticking time bomb for quite a while now and thats the reason the Big East did not jump and add the C-USA teams.They knew the  Big 12 would or will eventually crumble leaving  Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Ok State, Texas Tech, Baylor and Iowa State looking for a home. This would clearly be a better list to pick and chose from than anything C-USA has to offer.

 *Heres is a link  to an article by David Sandhop furthur discussing the matter* 


                            http://tamu.scout.com/2/1090643.html

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker