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If you’re a Texas A&M fan, you might want to make sure you’re sitting down to read this one.
Kirk Bohls with the American-Statesman tweeted out something interesting about reports that Texas and Oklahoma were trying to get into the SEC. A prominent source told the American-Statesman that the move to the SEC is actually almost done.
We knew it could move quickly, but man, that was fast. But Bohls also revealed why things happened so quickly. Apparently, the two schools have been working with the SEC on this for a “minimum of 6 months,” and Texas A&M leadership wasn’t even told it was going on.
Prominent Big 12 source tells the American-Statesman the Texas-OU move to the SEC is almost done. "They've been working on this for a minimum of 6 months, and the A&M leadership was left out of discussions and wasn't told about it." Move could become official in a week.
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) July 23, 2021
Talk about a big yikes, right?
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was acting rather circumspectly when the news broke during SEC Media Days earlier this week, and this could be the reason why. He didn’t want it known that he’d participated in negotiations behind the backs of some member schools. At the same time, it’s hard to believe that the Aggies knew absolutely nothing about the situation.
Texas A&M’s Ross Bjork just so happened to be one of only two athletic directors to make the trip to Hoover, AL for SEC Media Days, according to Paul Finebaum. Bjork was there and ready to take questions as soon as the leak happened on Wednesday, leading many to believe A&M knew about the bombshell news well in advance.
Either way, this news from Bohls is shocking, and it will be interesting to see where things go from here, especially if that news is true. Buckle up, folks. We’re just getting started here.
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