Texas A&M has officially decided to seek affiliation with another conference.
Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loften wrote the following in a letter to Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe:
“After much thought and consideration, and pursuant to the action of the (Texas A&M University System) Board of Regents authorizing me to take action related to Texas A&M University’s athletic conference alignment, I have determined it is in the best interest of Texas A&M to make application to join another athletic conference. We appreciate the Big 12′s willingness to engage in a dialogue to end our relationship through a mutually agreeable settlement,” Loftin added. “We, too, desire that this process be as amicable and prompt as possible and result in a resolution of all outstanding issues, including mutual waivers by Texas A&M and the conference on behalf of all the remaining members.”
The next step for Texas A&M will likely be to apply for membership into the SEC.