I think this is supposed to reassure us.
Orlando Sentinel: Do you foresee conference expansion continuing and adding more teams to the SEC?
Slive: “I can’t speak for anybody else, but it is not on our agenda. I was telling somebody earlier today that it’s not on the front burner and if it was on the back burner there is no flame. It’s just not on our agenda. As a matter of fact, when you look back, when we expanded we weren’t going to expand. If A&M and Missouri hadn’t come to us, we still would have been 12. Now will anybody … do it, well, your guess is as good as mine. Having said that, as I think about the national scene, stability would be helpful.”
Translation: if something else falls in our laps, we’ll expand the conference with as little thought as we did before.
The next time it happens, they can call it a tradition. Just keep sending those checks, folks.