It appears the Texas A&M to the SEC move may happen sooner rather than later, if the latest reports are true. Texas A&M took the first step towards leaving the Big 12 and joining the SEC last week, sending the Big 12 a letter as part of a formal process. However, that first step will likely turn into multiple more steps, resulting in the Aggies becoming the 13th member of the SEC for the 2012 season.
According to reports, the move could happen this week, meaning the Texas A&M would announce accept an SEC invitation before the football season begins.
As for the timing of such a move, that person said, "it would not be a surprise that it would happen sometime this week" and likely the only thing that could keep that from happening would be if the 12-team SEC determines it is not ready to add any more teams at this point.
The Big 12 Board of Directors held a call on Saturday and the Aggies impending move was reportedly the major discussion of the day. Texas A&M will likely have to pay a significant penalty to the Big 12 to leave the conference, though the Aggies would gladly pay to get out and move to what's perceived as greener pastures.
For now, Texas A&M is moving quickly, and this next round of expansion could be over in the next seven days -- at least until the SEC goes searching for a 14th team.