Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp stated today that the creation of the Longhorn Network was not the driving force behind the Aggies leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.
Sharp touched on the subject during a wide-ranging interview with the Texas Tribune. The first portion of the interview dealt with leaving the Big 12. Sharp stated that the worst case scenario for A&M is that they will make $4-$5 million more a year in athletics and that this was a move the Aggies have wanted to make for a while. His comments on UT and the LHN begin at the 2:45 mark.