Friday, June 29, 2012

Texas A&M hires rival South Carolina's athletic director.

Texas A&M and South Carolina has only been cross-division rivals for only a couple of months or so, but it's already thrown down the gauntlet in a way no one could have expected. The newest SEC member has gone and bagged the Gamecocks' athletic director, Eric Hyman.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to help transition Texas A&M into the Southeastern Conference," Hyman said. "While this is a tremendous opportunity, the downside is leaving all the dedicated and loyal fans in Gamecock Nation and the best athletic department in the country."

As one one the people who have been the most critical of the idea at Texas A&M becoming an SEC member, even I have to admire this preemptive strike against a rival program a couple of months before the start of college football season. Well played, Aggies.

(via ESPN

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