Texas A&M AD releases Big 12 statement

Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne has released a statement after the university announced it had informed the Big 12 of its intent to explore its options regarding conference affiliation.

Here's more on what that means.

Here's what Byrne had to say:

“I support President Loftin and our governing board’s desire to explore all options regarding the future of Texas A&M University. We all want what is best for the Aggies. I’ve met with all of our head coaches to keep them informed and we all remain excited and optimistic about the future of Texas A&M Athletics.”