With all the talk of expansion and making the SEC a Super Conference , I really Would like to see the powers that be try and look past the dollars and cents long enough to get a grip ,and what "General Slive " needs to remember is this conference can add anybody it wants at any time it wants .What I would hate to see is adding every team that can be added just for the money , hell we could add a hundred schools.
Traditions are Important in the SEC regardless of what Texas A&M brings to the table with its fan base and history, it's not necessary just to add them , more isn't necessarily better ,But adding them for the right reason and what makes better sense is to replace Vanderbilt with A&M . Vandy is and always will be the Doormat of the SEC they bring nothing to the table, they are a home away from home game In the SEC ,their own fans are normally out numbered 2 to 1, and even in the current ridiculously easy 6 wins and your bowl eligible world we live in Vandy still can't cut the mustard. Other than producing future CEO's and padding our conference grade point avg, they simply need to go. The good part of not keeping Vandy is that it doesn't require The SEC to add a 14th team that wouldn't add Tv markets as in Florida St. We already have that in Florida . " Gen Slive" can simply move Auburn into the East and Texas A&M to the West. the pros and cons are easily seen , adding A&M brings tradition virgin tv markets,and recruiting hot beds in Texas, on the other hand just adding them and Florida St as a package deal wouldn't do as much for the SEC , by Adding the Noles we get an over saturated area with Florida, Florida State,Alabama and Auburn all competing for the same recruits , the bottom line is ,by joining the SEC Fla St improves its recruiting not that they need any help now but in the future they could become irrelevant with a few sub par seasons if Jimbo Fisher's coup d'état doesn't work out . I'm against helping another (http://youtu.be/RKQ3LXHKB34) teams recruit against us.