After over a year of toying with the idea, Texas A&M formally announced that it is leaving the Big Twelve-Minus-Two, and barring hard-to-imagine intervening events, next June the home of the 12th Man will become the SEC's 13th team.The rest is on the subscription side, but Rivals is offering a free first month to new subscribers coming over from FTB.
Whether a further expansion of the conference is a good idea or not (I'd be perfectly happy to go back to the pre-1992 10-team roster myself, but nobody asked me) is now a moot point.
It's going to happen, and because a numerically unbalanced 13-team league makes no sense at all, let's whip out the old crystal ball and see if we can divine who might be joining A&M in a new and (hopefully) improved SEC.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
I have a new column up for Rivals.com's AuburnSports, regarding the looming expansion of the SEC. Here's a sample:
Posted by Will Collier at 9/01/2011