Report: Texas A&M to SEC Announcement Could Come by Friday

Allen WahlstromCorrespondent IAugust 29, 2011

And we are out of here...
And we are out of here...Darren Carroll/Getty Images

Weeks of on-again, off-again have left many wondering if this was just another power play by the Aggies to get more money out of the Big 12, but insiders think the announcement that moves Texas A&M to the SEC will come this week .

With this move we are either looking at a total remake of the Big 12, or its death when the University of Texas bolts to become independent.

So what is really happening?

Reports out of College Station have Texas A&M's exit requirements in writing, and it appears the Aggies are indeed heading east.

A&M president R. Bowen Loftin released this statement late Monday afternoon discussing the situation:

"I certainly appreciate the discussion among the Big 12 presidents/chancellors and the expression of their desire for Texas A&M to remain in the conference. We all agree that Texas A&M is an extremely valuable institution; thus, it is incumbent upon me, as the president of the university, to ensure that we are in a position to enhance our national visibility and future financial opportunity. While this is a complex and long-term decision, it is not our intent to prolong our conference exploration for an extended period of time."

What does all this mean? 

Basically the Big 12 and Texas A&M are filing for divorce, and it's going to happen sooner rather than later.

This will be an interesting week in college football