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Old 11-30-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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This is a postseason look at why the move from the Big 12 to the SEC has proven to be the correct choice.


Texas A&M Football: 6 Reasons Aggies' Move to the SEC Was the Right Choice | Bleacher Report
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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How about a 7th? In the SEC, A&M IS Texas. It's the only Texas school in the best football conference in the nation and represents its whole state there. and with the SEC, it represents it in the place that counts. The Longhorns? Who seriously cares about what happens in the Big 12, a grouping that had to work hard to even stay relevant when Colo, Neb, Mizzou, and A&M jumped ship. Texas may be a big, big fish, but it is so in an exceedingly small pond. And it will have to get off of its high horse...er....steer.....if it wants to do better. The only option it really has is to join the Pac 12 with TT, OU, and OkSt coming along for the ride. But the Pac 12 is not going to give a sweetheart deal like the ACC gave ND, nor is the Pac 12 going to give Texas anything like it has in the Big 12 today; I suspect at some point, the Horns have to consider such a move and need to compromise to make it happen.

Brilliant move on the helmets: placing the traditional aTm on the outline of the state of Texas. That says it all. Good bye, Texas, Texas Tech, and Texas Christian. In the SEC, A&M is the only Texas. and it counts.
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I think most Aggies were upbeat about the move, but a bit uneasy. There is little doubt it has gone far better than expected and just about as good as it could be. There was no doubt about all the clear advantages of the SEC itself, but no one was sure how the football team would fare with an entirely new coaching staff. Sumlin and Manziel were just huge this year.

I can't say this with complete confidence, but I think the SEC doesn't regret for a second expanding the league with A&M (and Missouri).
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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I think most Aggies were upbeat about the move, but a bit uneasy. There is little doubt it has gone far better than expected and just about as good as it could be. There was no doubt about all the clear advantages of the SEC itself, but no one was sure how the football team would fare with an entirely new coaching staff. Sumlin and Manziel were just huge this year.

I can't say this with complete confidence, but I think the SEC doesn't regret for a second expanding the league with A&M (and Missouri).
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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I think they did it because they never could compete in the conference and the conference did it to attract more Texas players .UT wouldn't move because it makes the most money off its program in the country ;so why move.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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Yeah, the whole "Go where you're not" strategy worked wonders for both the SEC and A&M (and Missouri). I know lots of fans like to opine about how Florida State should be in the SEC but that ship has sailed. They'll go after states and tv markets where they don't exist to expand their geographical footprint. So maybe West Virginia is next.
So I agree, Texas A&M being the "Texas" of the SEC is very key and a big win for the school's "brand image" instead of being in a sea of others like tech, Christian, etc.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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I think they did it because they never could compete in the conference and the conference did it to attract more Texas players .UT wouldn't move because it makes the most money off its program in the country ;so why move.
or maybe they grew sick of TU's arrogance
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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or maybe they grew sick of TU's arrogance
Now now lil' brother.

Y'all left too soon - shoulda hung on a while longer so's you ags coulda whipped up on my Horns in football, basketball, & baseball.

BTW - I enjoyed watching Manziel play, especially when he mudholed OU in the Cotton Bowl. He is as exciting as Vince Young was. Hope he doesn't make the same dumb choices VY did. I'd like him to repeat with the Heisman before y'all lose him to the NFL.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Now now lil' brother.

Y'all left too soon - shoulda hung on a while longer so's you ags coulda whipped up on my Horns in football, basketball, & baseball.

BTW - I enjoyed watching Manziel play, especially when he mudholed OU in the Cotton Bowl. He is as exciting as Vince Young was. Hope he doesn't make the same dumb choices VY did. I'd like him to repeat with the Heisman before y'all lose him to the NFL.
Hey now.

I know it's just not as fun without the Hissies in the Big XII. Who can Sooners/Horns join hands and make fun of now? Oh well. Maybe after a few bad years in the SEC the Ags will return to their true home.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:37 AM
 
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This is a postseason look at why the move from the Big 12 to the SEC has proven to be the correct choice.


Texas A&M Football: 6 Reasons Aggies' Move to the SEC Was the Right Choice | Bleacher Report
Most of the reasons in here are silly:

tailgating. lols.

Heisman because Manziel played in the SEC? lols. Does the Heisman go to an SEC player every year? lols.

More say in conference affairs (Does Texas get more votes than other members) lols.

AtM was smart to move because the SEC is more stable. It aint falling apart anytime soon.

All this talk of AtM taking over UT as the main player in Texas is laughable. Every time AtM has a decent year their fans say this. Then Texas shapes up and AtM goes back to it's mediocre play. Enjoy your 2-3 years of doing well. lols.

And Texas will be just fine with the Big 12 or without them. Every conference in the country would take them in a heart beat. Including the SEC.

Texas AtM fans remind me of Michigan State and Georgia fans. You think you're a top 10 program and people outside your region follow you. lols. Your large schools that do average in football and trust me, no one pays that much attention.
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