Seems Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin had a letter (text after the jump) delivered to Beebe asking for "procedures" to withdraw from the Big12, if they should choose to do so. Supposedly this letter is very similar to the one Pelman sent Beebe before Nebraska accepted the B1G offer. Is this more brinkmanship, or is ATM really telegraphing their impending move? What does ATM have to gain twisting Bevo's tail any further?
What do you think?
Dear Commissioner Beebe:
As you know, the Texas A&M Board of Regents has authorized me to take action relating to Texas A&M University's ("Texas A&M") conference alignment. While this letter is not a notice of Texas A&M's withdrawal from the Big 12 Conference (the "Conference"), we are exploring our options. There has been a great deal of speculation and comment in the media about Texas A&M leaving the Conference, including discussions of other institutions joining the Conference.
If Texas A&M withdraws from the Conference, we want to do so in a way that complies with the Bylaws and is supportive of your efforts to seek a new member of the Conference. We would appreciate your conferring with the other member institutions and outlining for us the process to be followed by Texas A&M should it withdraw from the Conference.
We look forward to hearing from you.
R. Bowen Loftin