“The SEC Presidents and Chancellors met today and reaffirmed our satisfaction with the present 12 institutional alignment. We recognize, however, that future conditions may make it advantageous to expand the number of institutions in the league. We discussed criteria and process associated with expansion. No action was taken with respect to any institution including Texas A&M.”
So, does A&M go back with their tail between their legs and pledge renewed allegiance to a conference they (and possibly everyone but Texas) doesn't want to be in? Or, do they stay quiet, play through 2011, and hope that the "future conditions" that would make expansion "advantageous" happen sooner rather than later. Either way, A&M is in a place they don't want to be, Texas still holds all the cards, and the SEC kinda looks like a bunch of dicks. None of this means Texas A&M is out for good. When the A&M regents meet tomorrow, they could vote to leave the Big12 and then, oddly enough, find an invitation to the SEC waiting next week.