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Report Says Texas-Oklahoma Move To SEC Almost Done, Texas A&M Leadership Originally Left Out Of Discussions

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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.

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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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Would YOU even let the aggies in on it? Hell naw. The cult of a fanbase wouldn’t allow it and only muddy any negotiations. Those freaks would be installing a new yell at the expense of their Birmingham overlords, making themselves an even bigger embarrassment. Things will be messy in Texas for a while and some what back to the way things should have been. Till then, everyone can point and giggle at the aggies, again.

  2. Anyone not named University of Kansas just crapped the bed. None of those schools add a lot of eyes to the TV in either football or basketball. Frankly, schools in Mountain or Pacific time might be better off as they can fill late night TV windows.

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