Has just unfolded in front of our eyes, and I for one am more than happy that I witnessed it. Flash back to last summer when conference re-alignment goes down, Nebraska takes Mizzou's invite for the Big 10, half of the Big XII South was looking to the Pac-whatever... And there was A&M claiming they had an invite to the SEC. Heres the deal, they claimed they had an invite but didn't take it and signed loyalty to the Big XII which meant accepting the LHN... no matter how much it sucks for every other Big XII school. Now at that time A&M still hadn't had a decent season in about 10 years (at least), so even the aggies were being hesitant on moving.
Flash forward to this summer, A&M has their first good season in a decade and all of the sudden 2011 turns into and alternate 1999 for Aggie fans, where they feel they can win the 12 and possibly a NC. Aggies all over have started DEMANDING respect from everyone as some national power since they see themselves as primed for a championship... Meanwhile around the Big XII were are all looking at ourselves in disbelief... really? You are talking this big about yourselves after just one year? Get a grip Aggies you still aren't THAT good yet. But as we all know, Aggies never seem to view their program as the rest of us and continued to puff out their chest, opposing the LHN that they signed along with last summer when the Big XII was re-structured.
This is where things get hilarious to me, good ole Rick Perry gets in the news running his mouth about how the Aggies are having talks about joining the SEC... and what starts as small grease fire spreads to the curtains and walls, look out, this house is burning down. The media catches wind of this and runs with it, and naturally Aggie heads meet to actually discuss the move. From what we are to understand they are all for it and have their bags packed, and this is where the punchline for the rest of us comes up...
With the Ags packed and ready to go, the SEC heads meet up and turns out there has never been an actual invite and turn down A&M request to join as a possible expansion team. This means either the Ags got caught up in their own delusions and actually believed that the SEC would just accept them with open arms without question... OR that the Ags may have gotten an invite last summer, and in true Aggie fashion just assumed the offer was still good a year later from turning it down. Either way Aggies have egg on their face and it is hilarious!
Last summer was funny enough when Mizzou made a big stink about how they were more suited for the Big 10 than the Big 12, and how superior they were... then came crawling back to the Big 12 with their tail between their legs. This summer we get the Ags full on moving out before they had a new place to live.
If everything holds as it is, we just watched A&M make asses of themselves in the national media in ways they never have before... Man am I glad Tech kept their mouth shut during all of this non-sense.