Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive welcomed Texas A&M as the 13th member of the league on Monday and says he doesn't expect to add another team before the Aggies begin play next season.
Needing someone strong and savvy to mend the Big 12, the league has turned to a former Big Eight commissioner who also helped usher in the era of college football as big business.
The University of Oklahoma's board of regents granted school president David Boren the authority to take action regarding conference realignment on Monday.
The Pac-12 is working on a deal to bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, according to a report by the American-Statesman.
The Southeastern Conference is not extending an invitation to Texas A&M to become its 13th member, but isn't ruling out adding the Aggies in the future.
Coach Mack Brown and Texas figure to lose more than a longtime bitter rival if Texas A&M leaves the Big 12 for the SEC. But Brown said the Longhorns and the conference they play in would persevere.
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says the Longhorns are still "looking at all options" before deciding whether to stay in the crumbling Big 12 or move to another league.