According to some at ESPN, Florida State was preparing to lobby for SEC admittance if Texas A&M came aboard. Chris Low puts it here in the linked-to blog post, and Ivan Maisel repeated it on this week's ESPN college football podcast.
Interesting that, 20 years after the SEC offered and FSU said no, FSU was prepared to be the one coming to the SEC and asking in. Maisel said that Florida was going to try to block an FSU entry into the SEC, which matches what everyone had assumed about that prospect. I'm just glad we never got that far.