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UPDATE: Chuck Carlton of The Dallas Morning News reports that Texas A&M still wants to take a long look at the SEC and may not be ready to commit to the Pac-10 on the predicted timetable (i.e., next week). Interestingly, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an A&M alum, said on Thursday night that he is not getting involved -- "Frankly, it doesn't need to have a political aspect to it" -- perhaps confirmation that the two would be allowed to go their separate ways.
That said, sources told Carlton that A&M will probably still join Texas in the Pac-16.
According to a report on the Waco Tribune's website, the much anticipated talks between officials of Texas and Texas A&M, which were supposed to get both sides on the same page moving forward, have stalled, with no agreement reached.
A source tells the Tribune that UT president William Powers wants to move to the Pac-10, while coach Mack Brown prefers to remain in the depleted Big 12. Meanwhile, Texas A&M's first choice is also to remain in the Big 12, with its second choice being the SEC.
Interesting. There is one school of thought floating around that joining the Big Ten would be a compromise choice for the two schools, and this disagreement plays right into that theory. However, it sounds as if a better alternative would be to stay in the Big 12, perhaps adding two schools out of the TCU-SMU-BYU-Air Force quartet.
Regardless, talk of the Pac-16 now appears to be quite premature.