The nine remaining Big 12 athletic directors held a brief conference call Thursday to define the parameters for stability and assessing their approach to expansion, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.
The University of Oklahoma's leadership is interested in a move to the Pac-12 from the Big 12, but such a move is far from a done deal, as the school's overriding concern remains assuring a stable future for its athletic programs, a source said.
The SEC will have to drop its request for all nine remaining Big 12 members to waive their rights to sue the conference and Texas A&M if it wants to admit the Aggies immediately, according to a source -- a step Baylor isn't ready to take.
Texas A&M's move to the SEC ultimately would happen if Oklahoma stays put in the Big 12, but until that occurs six of the remaining nine Big 12 schools will not waive their right to sue the SEC and A&M, a source said.
A number of influential people inside and outside of college athletics mobilized over the past week to save the Big 12 Conference, stave off the Pac-10's move to expand to 16 schools, and prevent a massive reorganization of college athletics.