Texas A&M Makes It Official; Unclear Where New Conference Will Be
Texas A&M officially announced yesterday what the entire college football world already knew: it will be leaving the Big XII in search of a new conference. In a letter to the Big XII, A&M President R. Bowen Loftin stated that "I have determined that it is in the best interest of Texas A&M to join another athletic conference." The school's departure will be effective June 30, 2012.
Big XII Chairman Brady Deaton responded by stating the conference's intention of moving "aggressively" to find a replacement.
BYU is said to be on the shortlist of teams to replace A&M, along with long-shots Notre Dame and Arkansas.