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Old 09-07-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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A&M is competing for talent primarily with OU, UT, Tech, Arkansas and LSU. They lose a lot of that talent to OU and UT and a lot to second tier SEC programs. Moving into the SEC instantly upgrades their recruiting clout and greatly extends the geographic area that they can draw from and seriously compete with major SEC schools. Since the SEC essentially has numerous captive networks, they actually gain an edge over their old Big 12 rivals who they used to play second fiddle to in terms of TV exposure.
TV exposure is given based on the teams with success or tradition in the sport or a favorable matchup. If you haven't noticed, Kentucky and Ole Miss games aren't really televised on the major channels in football i.e. CBS, ESPN 1/2. Texas A&M falls in line with Kentucky. Your TV exposure will still be dominanted by the Alabamas, LSUs, Floridas of the conference... not a program that will barely survive.

As for recruiting... moving conferences you still will be trying to recuit in-state. Those same schools they compete against will still have the advantage. Conferences ties have little to no impact on where a recruit goes. Recruits go for tradition, coaches, teams they grew up liking, facilities, and playing time; not because the conference of the school might play better competition in one sport.

All A&M gets is more money and more losses in football. Plain and simple.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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They have still have 9. Not sure why Baylor is freaked.

Texas, Oklahoma, and gang turned down the Pac 10 last year. Do you really think anything changes on that front because a 3 team was pouched... I don't.
Yes, for some reason those programs thought the Big 12 would be around longer. That is obviously not going to happen. The conference is done
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Well some school has with drawn its consent for the A&M move to the SEC. Didnt hear what school it was.

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Baylor.

Apparently Iowa State has also chosen not to waive its rights to sue either the SEC or A&M.


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Texas A&M Aggies accepted into SEC, but legal threat delays move - ESPN
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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That makes sense, they would be the schools with the most to lose if/when the conference dissolves.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Can't blame the two for looking out for themselves.

Then again......I dunno. If Texas and Oklahoma leave then this will be for naught.

Mr. SEC (great site) pointed out that TCU, SMU and Rice didn't do this when they were left out of the Big XII though.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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I did some digging, it looks like the mid-majors were quick to give those schools invitations not long after the creation of the Big XII was announced.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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A&M is going to have to pay out the gazoo in departure fees ($18 million-$28 million) now with their bumbled "resignation" fiasco. That cash - if they can borrow it from the university again - will be divided up between the lesser remaining teams like it was when the Huskers & Buffs left (OU & Texas didn't take any of that runaway money).

If they don't pay up or settle the possible lawsuits, then aggy is not going to the SEC.

Too bad A&M doesn't have a law school like Baylor to figure all that out.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:39 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Colorado = nail #1
Nebraska - nail #2

and the THIRD nail in the coffin comes from..... TEXAS A&M.
Watch the burrial of the Big IX.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Apparently Iowa State has also chosen not to waive its rights to sue either the SEC or A&M.


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Texas A&M Aggies accepted into SEC, but legal threat delays move - ESPN
LOL, from the article that A&M is being "held hostage."

You know, maybe the Big 12 should look at this as an intervention.....keeping the impulsive Aggies from hurting themselses might be the best "solution" (*cough* band-aid *cough*) yet.

What we've learned: a Delusional Aggie is no match for an Angry Baptist.

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:09 PM
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