The SEC will stand pat
Texas isn't leaving the league. Neither is Oklahoma. Neither is Texas A&M.
It's a decision that some Aggies fans have decried.
"With one decision, the big brass of Texas A&M inhibited the athletic program's potential and has done irreparable damage to the future success of Aggie athletics."
Others believe Texas A&M made the right decision. Among those supporters is SI.com's Stewart Mandel, whose writing I trust.
"Many SEC fans and Texas A&M fans, meanwhile, had gotten their hopes up about a potential marriage, one that appeared plausible as recently as Sunday night. It didn't happen, and while many of those fans may disagree, believe me, this is a good thing for both parties. The SEC has a near-perfect product. It's the toast of the sport right now. It's not hurting for money. There was no justifiable reason to mess it up for the sake of a few Texas television sets, just as the Aggies would have eventually regretted parting with their Lone Star brethren."