Dennis Dodd may be the one in the know, but sitting pat right now is not what I would describe the SEC doing. I expect there will plenty of backroom discussions about the next 4 teams to be added to the SEC and plenty of "burner phone calls". PAC 12 and Big 12 and ACC are all running scared and talking with each other.Dennis Dodd, the most reliable cfb reporter ever, is reporting now that Notre Dame has decided to stand pat. And that if ND isn't going to move, the Big Ten isn't going any further, and if the Big Ten isn't adding anybody else, the SEC is done for now as well.
He is also reporting that the Big 12 is in deep discussions with Arizona, ASU, Colorado, and Utah and that they for once are thinking aggressively. The Big 12 is also apparently trying to woo Washington and Oregon along as well, since they are apparently being shelved by the Big Ten.
Finally, the remaining Pac 12 presidents have given the conference commissioner to go ahead today to being rights negotiations with tv partners (what the hell they are able to offer without the presence of USC and UCLA is not known at this time).
It's a bold move by the Big 12 that just might stabilize things. For now.
SEC needs to be preparing to go for 20 teams, or more and soon.