The SEC will soon find itself with 13 teams for the 2012 football season if everything proceeds according to plan. The Texas A&M Aggies will withdraw from the Big 12 on Tuesday and then apply to join the SEC, Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com reports. That news comes moments after the report that the Big 12 and A&M have come up with an exit strategy that won't end with everybody suing each other to pieces.
The SEC will likely try to find another school to pair with A&M, whether for induction in 2012 or to even things back up in 2013. It would be pretty awesome if the Aggies had to play one year in the SEC Way West. Speculated candidates for team No. 14 have included everyone from the Missouri Tigers to the Maryland Terrapins, and I'm sure some dummy threw out Notre Dame's name at some point too.
Looks like we'll have the 2011 football season to closely monitor a new SEC team and several potential future conference-mates.
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