Gov. Rick Perry says that as far as he knows, "conversations are being had" about the possibility of Texas A&M eventually leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
He was responding to a query by The Dallas Morning News reported
online Wednesday . The governor is a former Aggie yell leader. His comment exceeded
speculation about a move that's been abuzz on Twitter and message
boards in recent days.
But Perry did not say whether the conversations were merely
internal or involved direct talks with the Southeastern Conference.
Texas A&M stated that President R. Bowen Loftin is "committed
to doing what is best for Texas A&M not only now, but also into the
It said the university has "wide-ranging conversations" on all
aspects of the college.