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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey owns as much as ineffective communication with A&M relating to Texas, Oklahoma

Greg Sankey held Texas A&M and most everybody else at the hours of darkness earlier yr about incorporating Texas and Oklahoma to the Southeastern Convention, the SEC commissioner rapidly confesses.

“I didn’t talk correctly. I’ll personal that,” Sankey instructed the Chronicle on Thursday night time time at Reed Area, precisely the place he was readily available for the remaining dwelling recreation of retiring A&M ladies’s basketball mentor Gary Blair.

Sankey’s lack of transparency was by design and elegance earlier 12 months, with the thought that the much more individuals right now realized concerning the proposition, the loads much less risk it skilled of really occurring. By the point the Chronicle broke the story in July that UT and OU did certainly plan to exit the Vital 12 for the SEC, the seismic shift was successfully down the tracks, with solely a handful of vital figures involved.

The Longhorns and Sooners are scheduled to formally join the SEC on July 1, 2025, although a number of insiders foresee the switch to happen by 2023.

Within the days proper after the information broke, A&M athletic director Ross Bjork said “conversations are staying had” with the SEC relating to leaving A&M and different league functions out of the loop on the realignment entrance, and he extra that “there are certainly procedural points that might want to seem ahead.”

Sankey and Bjork ended up with one another Thursday night time at Reed, and each of these had been in superior spirits.