Originally Posted by IslandRed
The SEC decides not to invite Texas A&M...
... for now.
Most people I'm reading seem to think this is a "not yet" instead of a "no." The SEC obviously wants to make sure they can get the team they want as #14, and consider whether there will be a #15 and a #16. And the #14 needs to start play at the same time as A&M, which would have been problematic for many potential targets if the Aggies were going to join for 2012.
Still, it's an embarassment for the folks in College Station. They overplayed their hand and they made themselves look silly.
This kind of negotiation is best conducted privately, rather than in the media.