Texas and Texas A&M aren’t playing rivals on the field, but they still resemble rivals away from it. Even if one or both of ’em tries not to.
Case in point, A&M president R. Bowen Loftin. Asked at SEC meetings if he had any remark about Texas, Loftin (pictured right) replied “I don’t have to make it anymore. It’s not relevant to us anymore, that’s the whole point. It’s not an important issue.”
If nothing else, Loftin’s remark is a bit of a departure from A&M’s previous stance. The Aggies have made no secret about wanting to continue playing Texas even though the two are no longer in the same conference. Texas has been less receptive to the idea.
Barring a sudden change, this rivalry, unfortunately, looks like it’ll be dormant for the foreseeable future. That’s a shame, because surely there will be plenty of interested folks on both sides if/when a series is resumed.
(Hat tip: Dallas Morning News)