Why Texas A&M Is Considering The SEC
Even though the signs are now pointing to the Big 12 remaining together thanks to the new deal Beebe has proposed, we can’t ignore the fact before this “Beebe hail mary” began gaining steam Texas A&M was leaning towards becoming the new member of the SEC and not the Pac 10. And now that we’ve hit a bit of a lull in reporting before tomorrows regents meetings, we can look at the reasons as to why.
Texas A&M wants to step out of Texas’s shadow: It’s no mystery that Texas A&M gets dominated in just about every sport by Texas every year and well Texas A&M may have had enough. So instead of following them and Tech to the Pac 10, why not go to the SEC and be it’s top team from Texas (by default). It’s a move that could help out recruiting in the state of Texas. Plus they’d have fewer miles to travel and no time difference by staying closer to home in the SEC.
The Money: By moving to the SEC Texas A&M might see more money than they would by joining the Pac 10. The Pac 10 pie would have to be split between 16 teams. The SEC, who have the premier and second richest football conference in America, $200 million plus in revenue would only be split between 13 teams with them. Mo’ money. Mo’ money. Mo’ money.