An amicable divorce. That's how the Big 12 chancellors and presidents described the situation.
When asked, the Big 12 insists that they do not want Texas A&M to go anywhere. Yet, when prodded further they will gladly inform you that they can easily plug the Aggie hole with three sexier schools and that will be the biggest story, and not the Aggies SECeding if you will.
Still it would seem that Texas A&M absconding is indeed the biggest story. But, one story begets another right? Adding one school does not make the SEC whole. MIke Slive said over a year ago when speaking about the PAC-10 expansion that he would not sit by and ignore what was going on around him. Slive will have to add at least one school to shore up the east, and with the Big 12 threatening to become the Big 14 it only makes sense that Mike Slive won't stop with the 14. So, it begs the question—where will the phone ring next?