Jeff Platt of CBS affiliate WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi, and KZNE College Station radio host and publisher of the Texas A&M site TexAgs.com Billy Liucci report Saturday that SEC Commissioner Mike Slive is meeting with A&M officials today in College Station to talk about the prospect of the school moving to the Southeastern Conference.
No reason to doubt these reports, which could indicate that a decision from A&M will be forthcoming on future conference affiliation. Perhaps even before the Texas Board of Regents meets on Tuesday. Read more…
Former longtime college football coach and current Texas A&M Board of Regents member Gene Stallings guested on the syndicated Paul Finebaum radio show Friday afternoon.
Stallings reportedly is one of the individuals serving on the A&M board who wants the school to consider SEC conference affiliation. His comments today to Finebaum, though guarded, did confirm his interest in that prospect.
During the interview Stallings said, “it may be to our (A&M) advantage” to join the SEC but the former Alabama coach also didn’t rule out any conference affiliation for the school. When asked by Finebaum if he’d talked to anyone affiliated with the SEC about A&M joining the conference, Stallings said, “I’ve talked to one or two.”
Stalling noted that the A&M Board of Regents had not met recently and that he did not know the desires of some of other board members - including the chairman.
When trying to get a feel for just how hard Stallings will push for A&M’s entry into the SEC, his comments about the school’s relationship with Texas were much more telling. Read more…