Just when you think you have a handle on the Aggies potential move to the Southeastern Conference something changes.
This afternoon a meeting was held on the Texas A&M campus with Aggies coaches to update them on the latest developments. The same type of meeting was held held a year ago when similar discussions were going on about Texas A&M joining the SEC
ESPN's Doug Gottlieb reported Saturday morning that a high-ranking source within Texas A&M confirmed the Aggies were poised to join the SEC. The New York Times had an article Saturday that said according to a high ranking SEC official 11 of the 12 Southeastern Conference presidents will meet Sunday at a secret location to discuss the admission of Texas A&M to the league. The official said there was a 30 to 40 percent chance that the presidents could vote against Texas A&M’s membership.
Saturday afternoon the Sports News reported a high ranking official from the SEC told them the SEC presidents will not meet on Sunday to discuss a possible move by Texas A&M to the SEC.
As all the rumors and speculation surface the Aggie football team is trying to get ready for their 2011 season. Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman was asked after Saturday's practice how he keeps his team's attention focused on the field. Sherman told the media, "There is nothing to say because there is nothing definite in any direction right now. Hopefully they are keeping things quiet but we will see."
The Texas A&M Board of Regents has a meeting schedule for Monday. One of the agenda items that will be discussed in executive session is the "Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University's Athletic Conference Alignment, The Texas A&M University System."
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