On Monday, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe basically supplied Texas A&M with a roadmap to leave the conference. The letter was received by the university about a week after the school let the Big 12 know it was exploring other options.
Presumably, the Aggies dance with the SEC is set to begin anytime now. There are some legal hurdles and monetary considerations to be made by the university and both conferences, but it appears the train has already left the station for SEC expansion.
Late Monday evening, Chip Brown of orangebloods.com, tweeted that his sources at Texas A&M indicated they have been assured the school would receive the necessary SEC votes for approval.