There's been much talk about the SEC's television contracts and how the addition of Texas A&M would change the conference.
If the conference is different, even by one member, the thinking goes that the SEC could re-open its television deals with CBS
and ESPN, deals that were signed in 2009 and now seem to be below market value.
But adding A&M won't mean that CBS and ESPN will automatically have to pay more than the $825 million and the $2.25 billion they respectively agreed to pay for 15 years of rights. Why? Because there's already protections in its current contract.
It's called a composition of conference clause and it says that if the composition of the conference changes, the networks and the conference has to prove whether the change makes the conference TV rights more or less valuable.
Texas A&M adds some of Texas, but it does not deliver the state of Texas like the Longhorns do. And the SEC already has a lucrative championship game.