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SEC Expansion: Texas A&M Clears President To Take Action Regarding Conference Realignment

SEC expansion has been the talk of the college football universe for quite awhile now. Texas A&M’s Board of Regents took the expansion rumors a step further on Monday, too, as they voted to allow school president R. Bowen Loftin to take action regarding conference realignment.

This doesn’t mean that A&M will be leaving the Big 12, but considering their might be more lucrative options available and that the president now has clearance to look into those options, there’s a decent chance that conference realignment could happen in the near future.

The best line from the press conference following the meeting was the following, provided courtesy of D Thompson on Twitter.

“It’s not what’s wrong with the Big 12 as much as what’s right for TAMU.”

If the Southeastern Conference is right for Texas A&M University is still to be determined, but Loftin seemed to indicate that Sunday's meeting didn't have too much bearing on what he's trying to do.

Playing in a more difficult football conference might not be ideal for the Aggies, but could be right for A&M in the long run if the move actually happens. Fortunately, that decision is not in my hands but rather the hands of Mr. Loftin because I have a feeling there are going to be unhappy people regardless of the result.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.