The rumors about Texas A&M possibly leaving the Big 12 Conference for the Southeastern Conference continue to circulate. Wednesday Governor Rick Perry added to the speculation. Perry told the Dallas Morning News "I'll be real honest with you. I just read about it the same time as y'all did. ... As far as I know, conversations are being had. That's frankly all I know. I just refer you to the university and the decision makers over there."
Texas A&M released the following statement on the governor's comments. “President Loftin is committed to doing what is best for Texas A&M not only now, but also into the future. We continue to have wide-ranging conversations regarding all aspects of the university, including both academics and athletics.”
Texas A&M is preparing to play in the new look Big 12 Conference this year with only 10 teams. Nebraska left the conference to join the Big 10. Colorado left to join the Pac 12.