The Texas A&M Aggies’ head honcho, athletic director Ross Bjork, experienced an about face over the weekend in his reaction to the Texas Longhorns potentially joining the SEC.
“The bottom line of where things stand as we sit here today, throughout the weekend, going into next week is we’re ready,” Bjork said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “We’re ready for whatever comes.”
Got to love the sudden change of heart.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
USA Today: Analysis: Breaking down top candidates to join the Big 12 if Texas, Oklahoma jump to SEC
Austin American-Statesman: Here’s what we know about the Longhorns possible Big 12 exit
Austin American-Statesman: Texas sends critical letter to Big 12 officials, signaling the Longhorns intend to leave for SEC
Dallas Morning News: Texas, Oklahoma’s departure for SEC appears imminent, no matter what Big 12 offers
Dallas Morning News: As Texas and Oklahoma’s departure draws near, remaining Big 12 teams must make moves while they can
Dallas Morning News: See how Texas athletes fared during Day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics
Dallas Morning News: Would Texas, Oklahoma moving to SEC be a trade of wins for dollars?
247Sports: What to make of Texas A&M’s Monday regents meeting
247Sports: Six burning questions following Texas and Oklahoma’s SEC jump
Inside Texas: Quick SEC/Big 12 realignment notes
Inside Texas: Texas, the meek ‘bully’
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
SEC expansion announcement could come next week, but when the move will happen is less clear
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby got played by Greg Sankey and the SEC
Report: Big 12 considering extra revenue shares for Texas and Oklahoma
Texas A&M BoR schedules meeting to officially flail around together
247Sports: The Stampede: How the SEC move can impact Texas recruiting immediately
247Sports: Four-star WR Brenen Thompson to take official visit to Texas in fall
247Sports: Four-star DL Quency Wiggins plans to visit Texas next week
247Sports: Previewing Horns247 high school coverage for upcoming season
Inside Texas: Humidor: The SEC, NIL, LHN, and football, hoops recruiting
Inside Texas: Recruits that could be impacted most by Texas’ move to the SEC
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: 2021 Football Quick-Hitter: TCU
Frogs O’ War: College football purgatory is upon us, so what does this mean for TCU?
Frogs O’ War: TCU might survive realignment, but college football — as we know it — might not
Frogs O’ War: TCU baseball lands Arkansas transfer Caleb Bolden
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU and Texas to the SEC? Texas A&M Aggie message board meltdown!
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Three-star running back Xavier Townsend commits to Iowa State
Rock Chalk Talk: 40 Days: Previewing the WRs
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Ariarne Titmus’ win over Katie Ledecky was the Olympic games at their most epic
SB Nation: USA basketball bricked three wide open shots to lose to France in Tokyo debut
SB Nation: Aaron Rodgers is a putz
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Jordan Whittington and Ivan Melendez signed an NIL deal with Orangebloods.
Orangebloods signs Texas athletes Jordan Whittington, Ivan Melendez for interview accesshttps://t.co/QT2Y9ZITTW— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 25, 2021
- Keep an eye on West Virginia making their way to the ACC.
If the ACC has 11 confirmed yes-votes (there's a rumored 12 yes-votes) then I truly believe the state can come together and raise the $76 million buyout for the future of West Virginia. If 4 or more Big 12 members leave then WVU won't owe anything at all. https://t.co/BuRKXO67Um— Ben Booth (@TheBenBoothShow) July 26, 2021