A high-placed SEC source told Sporting News on Thursday that the league will likely only expand with Texas and Texas A&M.
— Matt Hayes makes maybe the dumbest observation ever
The Longhorns are completely off the board where the SEC is concerned, and they probably never were on the board in the first place. There is too much evidence of Mike Slive's acumen for any serious person to believe the SEC commissioner would be dumb enough to give up the fertile recruiting grounds of the Lone Star State and the Houston media market because he could only get one of the two teams that can deliver those prizes. Refusing to take Texas A&M because we couldn't get Texas would be cutting off our noses to spite our faces in a big, and uncommonly stupid, way.
The link to the above nonsense appeared in a Team Speed Kills roundup
along with this link
to a piece by the much more credible Kirk Bohls, who reports that multiple sources confirm Texas A&M's ongoing consideration of an offer to join the SEC.