Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin was given the power to negotiate on the behalf of the university with regards to a possible change in conference affiliation by a unanimous vote of the Texas A&M Board of Regents.
Loftin, outfitted with his signature maroon and white bowtie, met with reporters for 14 minutes after the vote was taken, but not before greeting the media with a "Howdy!" His media sitdown was his first since telling reporters that there was "uncertainty" regarding Texas A&M's future in the Big 12 back on July 20.
The following day, July 21, Loftin contacted SEC commissioner Mike Slive, and the two have been in communication since, Loftin said.
He stressed that no decision had been made yet, but the regents'
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