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Report: Texas A&M crushes idea of reviving series with Texas

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Despite a glimmer of optimism shared Wednesday, Texas A&M has squashed the idea of a potential revival of the rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M.

The buzz started with a tweet by Kirk Bohls of Austin American-Statesman, who tweeted he was hearing from sources close to the Longhorns the potential was there for a possible series renewal against the longtime instate rival Aggies.

Bohls also reported via Twitter that new Texas AD Steve Patterson did not discuss the possible future of a series with Texas A&M during the interview process, although he had previously discussed a potential game or series with Texas A&M while employed by Arizona State. After that news had started to spread, Texas A&M made things a bit more definitive by getting the word out it will no longer be an option to play in the regular season.

As reported by San Antonio Express News, Texas A&M senior associate athletic director Jason Cook says the Aggies says “We hope to play them again in a BCS or playoff game at some point.” Considering Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin has previously said Texas A&M would welcome a chance to play Texas in a non-conference match-up, this is a change in philosophy as the two schools grow farther and farther apart since Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC two years ago.

Judging by reactions from fans of both schools, the opinion seems to be mutual with neither fan base clamoring for the series to be revived. Perhaps it is bitterness on both sides to an extent, but fans of both schools seem to feel satisfied not having the rivalry there any more.

I’m not a fan of either school so consider this an unbiased opinion, but I hope one day we do see Texas and Texas A&M back on the same field in the regular season. It just doesn’t feel right not seeing them play annually. But my oh my, when the day does come the two cross paths in a postseason game, it is going to be a whole lot of fun.

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  1. balfe13 says: Nov 6, 2013 7:46 PM

    Instead, we’re now going to have the men’s intramural flag football teams from each school play each other in a game each of the next two years. Kinda the same thing, right? No?

  2. drummerhoff says: Nov 6, 2013 7:57 PM

    Good for A&M. UT needs A&M more than A&M needs UT.

    That is a reversal of fortunes that no one saw coming. No matter what the future holds for A&M on the field, they have secured greener pastures in the SEC.

  3. cometkazie says: Nov 6, 2013 8:14 PM

    Isn’t that something?

  4. v2rotate says: Nov 6, 2013 9:09 PM

    “Good for A&M. UT needs A&M more than A&M needs UT. ”

    What parallel galaxy do you live in? When aggy ran away from Texas – Texas was the winner.

    76-37-5

  5. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 6, 2013 9:09 PM

    But, We’re Texas!

    Er, Little Brother grew up and has become successful in his own right. Now that the little brother hass establishing himself as his own man, his older sibling wants to show up and have the spot light on him.

    Good for A&M

  6. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 6, 2013 9:12 PM

    V2,

    Ancient history.

    A&M is it’s own entity. Drummer had it right, A&M doesn’t need Texas. The SEC added the RIGHT Texas team. We welcome Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC.

    RTR

  7. goodfieldnohit says: Nov 6, 2013 10:29 PM

    another vote for A&M doesn’t need Texas University.

    I’m glad you guys hired an alum and paid him 400K more than you were paying DeLoss.

    Your dude was making 400,000 and got a raise to 1,400,000.

    And he aint done shit IN FOOTBALL when you look at the big picture.

  8. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 7, 2013 12:53 AM

    Now if a school from Oklahoma went to the SEC then Texas could be left with all the toy$ and no one to play with, since TAMU, Neb, Mizzu, etc. got tired of trying to play and went to other playgrounds. Maybe a change in AD will help the situation.

  9. southernpatriots says: Nov 7, 2013 1:07 AM

    Several colleagues who are UT alums remarked to me, “We never thought we would ever be rejected by the Aggies!” I had to laugh.

    sportsguy3434: If a school from Oklahoma went to the SEC, both schools from Oklahoma would go to the SEC. Otherwise, the move of one would not be approved. That is just the reality there. The SEC seems to be desirous to have possibly two more schools.

  10. floridacock says: Nov 7, 2013 9:17 AM

    Good for A&M………now. Things will probably change in the future, as they always do.

  11. rimanick says: Nov 7, 2013 9:29 AM

    Patterson while at asu backed off summon, wanted to hire June Jones but the money people said no, and then poached amiddling coach who had been at Pitt for a year
    Not a good track record, unless the hire was to revitalize the disasterous longhorn network

  12. tgaustin says: Nov 7, 2013 9:31 AM

    Amos, Amos, Amos…

    You have a special infatuation with the Longhorns don’t you?? You realize you post on every Longhorn thread don’t you?? You should probably get a life right about…NOW! Sad, sad man!
    Now, everyone I talk to around town, both Aggies and Horns,all say they would love for the two to play again…both sides need to sack up and make it happen. This “I’m taking my ball and going home” mentality is ridiculous! My Aggie friends still can’t believe they lost to Case McCoy in their last game! And for those who think the Big XII is down is stuck in their own little bubble.
    The truth is, after this year, Aggieland is gonna look a wholeeeeee lot different once Johnny Drama goes on to the NFL and Coach Sumlin bolts for a better gig. But hey, at least they got a bigger stadium, new turf and a National Title…er Cotton Bowl win!

  13. footballislife01 says: Nov 7, 2013 10:16 AM

    The poor aggies are changing their tune to not wanting to schedule Texas during the regular season and the reason for this is they know as soon as Johnny Goofball is gone, they are back to a 4 and 8 team.

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 7, 2013 10:26 AM

    As an Aggie, I very much want to see the A&M v tu rivalry revived.

    Does that mean I think we need Texas… no. To be honest, I don’t know that either school needs the other.

    But it’s a bit hard to deny that the rivalry is part of our identity. It’s in both of our fight songs and it’s the 3rd most played rivalry game in CFB history.

    Sure, A&M is building new rivalries with Bama and LSU but they just don’t have the same ring at “Beat the Hell outta t.u.!”

    As far as next year goes with the loss of Johnny Manziel, you forget we have the #1 rated QB coming into College Station this spring. And as for Sumlin, sure it’s a possibility he could leave, but now as the only SEC school in Texas, A&M has become more of a landing spot than a stepping stone for coaches. And with the possible departure of Nick Saban to the Big 12, the SEC E will get a lot more winnable.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 7, 2013 11:04 AM

    *SEC W

  16. rsoandb says: Nov 7, 2013 11:39 AM

    OU fan here. OU and Okie state are historically tight. As someone remarked, one won’t go anywhere without the other. That said, their departure would significantly downgrade if not kill the Big12

  17. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 7, 2013 11:43 AM

    If I’m correct, OU and OSU are actually legislatively connected. The Oklahoma State legislature has decreed that they HAVE to stay together to maintain state funding.

  18. sportsguy3434 says: Nov 7, 2013 12:04 PM

    Southern patriot: It would be a good move to get both of them, but the SEC said before they added Mizzu and TAMU they were not expanding with a second team from the same state, so I dont know if they would take both. I’m not sure outside of OU and OSU who would be a great addition that would be interested and doesn’t have a SEC school in the state already. Ideas? I wonder after seeing what has happened for TAMU if OSU might think getting out of the shadow would be good…but legislatures might prevent it.

    Texas A&M wanted to continue the series when they left, but Texas gave the cold shoulder. Now the shoe is on the other foot.

  19. dismaker says: Nov 7, 2013 1:38 PM

    What a stupid article. Texas does not commit to games with 3rd or 4th place looser programs like the aggy at their demand. You PO’ed the State Legislature with your moronic, poorly conceived (identical to aggy football) backstab, and your attempt to disrupt a State University partner and conference partner was a laughable failure.The last best aggy joke is you idiots had a Heisman talent, and ran away boohooing. Ha! Good riddance, go whine and/or brag somewhere else about the sec W 3rd place finish, it means 0 in Texas. Please move to Alabama.

  20. kansas531 says: Nov 7, 2013 2:30 PM

    Of course A&M does not want to continue the rivalry. They are now in the SEC and anyone who looks at the SEC’s non-conference schedules know they do not schedule real opponents except once every 3 – 5 years. So, having a yearly rivalry between the 2 schools would violate “SEC policy”. Case in point, Alabama’s “schedule” this year. 3 cupcakes non-conference and 4 in conference.

  21. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 7, 2013 2:41 PM

    kansas531 says: Nov 7, 2013 2:30 PM

    They are now in the SEC and anyone who looks at the SEC’s non-conference schedules know they do not schedule real opponents except once every 3 – 5 years. So, having a yearly rivalry between the 2 schools would violate “SEC policy”.
    _____________________________

    Except Florida plays FSU every year….
    And S. Carolina plays Clemson every year….
    And UGA plays GTech every year….
    And Kentucky plays Louisville every year
    And Arkansas played A&M every year before A&M joined the conference…

    No reason why A&M couldn’t play Texas every year.

  22. dismaker says: Nov 7, 2013 3:09 PM

    Florida, SCAR, UGA and Ak. are esteemed programs that have competed in the last 15 years for a conference title. How can you compare the aggy close to these programs when you guys won the Big XII once in what 1998, got smoked in your only (probably ever) BCS game and never challenged since? Scheduling the aggy is simply not important to Texas, just to the aggy, it would be a step down to play you backstabbers. I am glad the aggy finally understands and plays the BCS voting fashion show (be near & compete with a great team, just don’t be one), comically just in time for a playoff to mitigate it. Poor ‘bama, they must now have their excellent program be tarnished by aggy slime until the playoffs begin. Lol, 3rd or 4th in division forever proclaiming championships. LOL!

  23. pushingiron says: Nov 7, 2013 3:32 PM

    “the aggy”? Are you five?

    As an Ag I am just not interested in playing Texas. They had their opportunity, now that they are getting a new AD we should just jump up and beg to play them? No, not interested. Most of the Ags I have talked to about it feel the same way. The hate isn’t there like it used to be, out of sight out of mind I guess. No hate, just apathy. We have moved on.

    I am not worried in the least if Johnny moves on, top ranked dual threat QB last year is getting some playing time as a fish, and another top QB is committed in this years class. We aren’t as deep as I would like but the talent is there. Sumlin isn’t going anywhere, not with $750,000,000 in income to the university last year.

  24. saragrace88 says: Nov 7, 2013 3:42 PM

    Reblogged this on Sara vs the World and commented:
    No thanks tu!! You had your chance!!

  25. dismaker says: Nov 7, 2013 4:19 PM

    Opportunity, Chance? Lol, we have no interest in second rate braggarts, every lower tier huckster program wants a piece of Texas. As these are Texas players, I hope the aggy football team gains a little self respect with performance- really how can you crow and beat your chest over decades of 3rd & 4th place finishes and still look in the mirror. Become relevant as in the distant years past, and aspire and earn the right by playing with excellence to be invited to a playoff or esteemed bowl game. Then you may finally earn the right to play Texas or some other national powerhouse team- the State Legislature won’t force Texas to do that anymore, you have lost that. Please understand, I am only denigrating the loud mouth football lunatics, I have plenty of aggy friends. The aggy has really great national caliber programs in other sports, just not football.

  26. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 7, 2013 5:08 PM

    ^^^^ Typical longhorn arrogance on display.

  27. doctorlb says: Nov 7, 2013 5:33 PM

    UT and A&M should play home-and-home every year. Period. They need each other.
    Times come and go but rivalries like this are forever.

  28. doctorlb says: Nov 7, 2013 5:35 PM

    “anyone who looks at the SEC’s non-conference schedules know they do not schedule real opponents except once every 3 – 5 years.”
    Apparently YOU did not look.
    Oh, I see you are from Kansas…..all is explained.

  29. h0c2000 says: Nov 7, 2013 5:55 PM

    “They left,” Dodds said. “They’re the ones that decided not to play us. We get to decide when we play again. I think that’s fair. If you did a survey of our fans about playing A&M, they don’t want to. It’s overwhelming. I know. I hear it. Our fans are important to us. I think there’s got to be a period where things get different. I think there’s too many hard feelings.”

    Deloss for the fail.

  30. dismaker says: Nov 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    Arrogance? Our head to head record is 76-37-5 and you guys crow about being equal and better because you are caught in the SEC BCS fashion show with a bogus rating. The aggy is still 3rd or 4th in your division and not playing in their championship game, just like the Big XII for decades. Sorry, I am just realistic and use facts. I would love to see the aggy compete in football on a national championship basis, you simply are not there now with 1/2 team. You are a wealthy college and have not invested in your facilities and specifically football program as Texas has in the past 20 years, and THAT is why Texas is where it is college athletics- #1. Your trustees chose the backstabbing route. Honestly, look at state of Kyle with the bs seats- your trustees and boosters have exhibited no pride in your program, just manifested hate for Texas. I want your Texas jocks to succeed even with those little girls benefiting. Really, aggy football & fans need to STFU & play and win. My GOD, you guys are so embarrassing to Texas with your drivel without performance, and I am sure the non-Texas sec is laughing you up also.

  31. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 7, 2013 7:07 PM

    Tgaustin,

    Don’t care what you “think”. A&M is a fellow SEC school (like Missouri) that are great additions to our conference. They will only get stronger. I’m glad Texas is winning in their boutique conference. They should win the Big 12 year end year out given it’s limited scope of teams. Tech has already been exposed. Baylor is entering their toughest stretch of the season, they could lose against OU, Tech, OSU, TCU and Texas. Texas has the most favorable schedule going down the home stretch. I hope Texas wins out because that means you have Mack Brown as your football coach.

    I really glad the water proposition passed on election day, maybe Central Texas won’t run out of water.

  32. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 7, 2013 7:30 PM

    dismaker,

    Quite the contrary.

    The SEC loves having Texas A&M and Missouri in the conference. Their move to the SEC gave us two great academic institutions, both AAU caliber. The addition of those two schools gave us access to the Texas TV market and an invaluable footprint into the Midwest. Their move to the SEC more than paid for itself when negotiations with the TV
    networks saw the advertising market share for the SEC Network. I know for a fact that CBS Sports loves the two new additions.

    Most of all we love the aspect that the State of Texas in now opened up to recruiting in ALL sports for Men’s and Women’s sports to the SEC. We now allocate resources for recruiting Texas, just as we would for Mississippi, Florida or Georgia.

    What we’re really looking forward to is advent of the Super conferences when we can add two more teams taking us to 16 teams. OU and OSU would make a great fit because
    they both have to go as a package deal since the Oklahoma State Legislature enjoined them. Can you imagine the SEC West with OU, OSU, Arkansas, both Mississippi schools,
    LSU, Texas A&M and Alabama (Auburn moves to the East)? Can you say TV ratings?

    and we have the University of Texas to thank for sending two such quality programs to the SEC, opening up recruiting to the SEC, and giving us the Texas TV market.

    Thanks, Texas!

    RTR

  33. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 7, 2013 7:44 PM

    Interesting fact since the inception of the ESPN concept since January, 1980. The date is viewed as the day that changed College sports forever. Why? Money. Big Money.

    Texas has 16 victories
    Texas A&M has 15 victories.

    Everything else before 1980 is ancient history.

    RTR

  34. greggatx says: Nov 7, 2013 11:36 PM

    Just like we all knew it’s the aggies who don’t what to play their big sister any more. Their tired of losing to us. They maybe able to bully the boys in the sec but they are afraid to play a team who consistently beats them. We gave up two of our marginal teams to the sec and they are whipping their butts. There is only one decent teams in the sec and their coach is wanting to bolt to the Longhorns! After little Johnny leaves at season ends the aggies will be back to their typical ways of choking. Haha Hook’em Horns!!!

  35. greggatx says: Nov 7, 2013 11:42 PM

    dismake: Well said. The aggies are only dreamers as is the sec.

  36. greggatx says: Nov 8, 2013 12:11 AM

    It’s funny how the sec doesn’t really know what they got when they got the aggies. The honeymoon will be over when little johnny leaves and then the hangover will set in. They well never be better than a third rate team. OU and OSU will never down grade to the sec. They want real competition, not a one team conference. That is until Saban leaves for The University of Texas. Then the conference will unravel.

  37. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 8, 2013 12:24 AM

    @dismaker

    You honestly have no idea what you’re talking about.

    You talk about embarrassing Texans…. yet that exactly what you’re doing with completely ignorant posts that are often expected from the typical Texas tshirt fan.

    First you keep saying we stabbed Texas in the back, yet Dodds and the longhorns chose to go with the LHN instead of a revenue sharing Conference network model like the rest of the major conferences.

    Then you essentially flipped the conference on its head when you started flirting with the Big 10 and Pac 10. 1/4 of the conference left because conference implosion was imminent and no one wanted to be left holding the bag. Texas, like the typical 1%er that they are, was never happy and always wanted more no matter what it meant for everyone around them. Yet we’re the ones that stabbed Texas in the back?

    And then to say that A&M hasn’t invested in their facilities…. that’s just an uninformed comment that tells me you have no idea what happens in College Station, yet comment like you know everything. Maybe take a look at A&M’s facilities and then tell me we haven’t invested in the football program.

  38. studdmuffins says: Nov 8, 2013 12:48 AM

    Aggies always tried to claim that it was Texas’ fault there was no longer a rivalry when they were the ones that left the Big 12. Then after that they tried to say that they wanted to continue the rivalry but always had some excuse or claimed that Texas did not want it. So now the cat is out of the bag and everyone know the simple truth is that the aggies were just plain tired of being punked by their biggest rival for over 100 years 76-37-5 and that is why they really left the Big 12 and that is why they are just to plain scared to want to resume it.

  39. studdmuffins says: Nov 8, 2013 12:55 AM

    Look st all the poor deluded aggies here posting how wonderful they are and how the aggies do not need Texas anymore. These are all the same aggies who were saying that they still wanted to play Texas, but Texas was to scared. I guess we know who is really scared now. And it is funny how wonderful they think they are, right now they are tied for third in the west of the SEC and are not going to be in a BCS or the national championship liked they claimed at the end of last season but are head for the Massingell Feminine Hygiene Products bowl. And Texas is still undefeated in the Big 12 and are the master of their own destiny in the BCS, LMFAO

  40. waynefontes says: Nov 8, 2013 3:26 AM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Nov 7, 2013 2:41 PM
    kansas531 says: Nov 7, 2013 2:30 PM

    They are now in the SEC and anyone who looks at the SEC’s non-conference schedules know they do not schedule real opponents except once every 3 – 5 years. So, having a yearly rivalry between the 2 schools would violate “SEC policy”.
    _____________________________

    Except Florida plays FSU every year….
    And S. Carolina plays Clemson every year….
    And UGA plays GTech every year….
    And Kentucky plays Louisville every year
    And Arkansas played A&M every year before A&M joined the conference…

    No reason why A&M couldn’t play Texas every year.
    ————————————————–

    Tennessee played Oregon
    Georgia played Clemson
    Florida played Miami
    Ole Miss played Texas
    Mississippi State played Oklahoma State
    LSU played TCU
    Alabama played Virginia Tech

    All of those games happened this year.

    The list doesn’t even include the rivalry games mentioned above by 8to80 that happen every year.

    Kansas531, once again it’s been proven that you know nothing about college football.

    Which makes sense, since Kansas is in your user name.

    At least you have basketball season.

  41. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 8, 2013 4:44 PM

    Cotton Bowl is still a possibility this year for a A&M v tu matchup

  42. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 8, 2013 11:47 PM

    Gregg,

    No, we’re VERY glad to have both Texas A&M and Missouri in the conference and look forward to adding OU and OSU once the dominoes start falling. That will happen once the ACC takes it’s 16th school, Connecticut or West Virginia being looked at.

    The B1G is looking at two scenarios, both Kansas schools or Kansas and Iowa State. The latter would make sense since both schools are AAU and dovetail perfectly with the cross research both schools conduct with the B1G research institutions in science, medicine and agriculture.

    PAC-12 is looking at both Kansas schools, BYU and an unnamed Big 12 school. Makes you wonder if Patterson was hired to transition Texas to the PAC-12? If so, that means the LHN is either going to go Buh-bye or be subordinated to the PAC-12 conference protocols. I don’t see Texas having the votes, but the PAC-12 has seen the dollars by the
    SEC with the acquisition of Texas A&M(Texas TV market) and Missouri(Midwest market), and we all know Money speaks volumes. Four rotating quadrants. Estimated
    additional revenue to the PAC-12 is $250 to $300 million dollars a year between 16 teams. Over $15 million per school. More than enough money to replace the LHN.

    Question is, Will Texas be loyal to the Big 12 or will Texas destroy yet another conference? What happens to the rest of the Big 12?

    RTR

  43. southernpatriots says: Nov 9, 2013 11:22 AM

    waynefontes:

    I howled at your post.

    You included just the games played his year. Past years, LSU played Oregon on neutral ground, LSU played Washington home and home, LSU played West Virginia home and home, LSU will play Oklahoma home and home, LSU will play Wisconsin at Houston and Green Bay, and the list goes on.

    (posted to you from rural West Virginia, amidst our winter outreach)

  44. dhardy8207 says: Nov 9, 2013 11:43 AM

    “dismake: Well said. The aggies are only dreamers as is the sec.”

    ————————————————–

    LMAO!……………Yes nothing but blissful dreams for the past 8 years!…

    The one thing that shoots holds in that theory of yours there is that the SEC has dominated the scene that is the NC game for nearly a decade….Thanks we’ll continue to dream for a few more years….

  45. greggatx says: Nov 9, 2013 2:58 PM

    amosalanzostagg
    I am sure you are glad to have two mediocre teams join your conference. Two more winable games for the adverage sec teams to win. OU and OSU are not going to the sec, if anything they would go to the big 10. Adding U Conn and WV would only further waterdown the ACC. Size of conference does not make the conference any better. If anything it dilutes it. Very doubtful Texas would join the pac 12, though the pac 12 does want them. Texas won’t bail like the aggies did on the Big 12. We have more loyality and pride to the State of Texas then to do what the aggies did. We all know ANY conference would love to have Texas in their conference especically the sec, it would validate the sec. But Texas is like that prized possession that you just can’t buy and it upsets those who try. Hook’en Horns!!

  46. greggatx says: Nov 9, 2013 2:59 PM

    dhardy8207
    In time you will get to know the real aggies and then you will understand what I mean. :-)

  47. amosalanzostagg says: Nov 9, 2013 9:58 PM

    Gregg,

    Good to see you! Glad that Prop 6 passed to ameliorate Central Texas’s water problems.

    Also I’m so glad that you recognize that the Bi1g 12 is an inferior “mediocre” league.

    Your own words

    “I am sure you are glad to have two mediocre teams join your conference. Two more winable games for the adverage sec teams to win.”

    If OU and OSU are “mediocre”, then Texas Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State,
    TCU, Baylor and West Virginia must be the stellar programs which MUST
    carry the conference. Like I said before, Texas designed the Big 12 to be a league in which they must dominate in all aspects on the field and off. Thanks again for rising to take the bait.

    You’ve proven with your own words that the Big 12 is mediocre.

    BTW, this Bama grad has to correct your spelling yet again. it’s spelled “average”
    not “adverage”

    Now back to the NATIONALLY televised LSU Alabama game.

    RTR

    ,

  48. waynefontes says: Nov 10, 2013 9:23 AM

    Mr. Southernpatriots, I admire the work that you do. I always enjoy reading the posts from you and alligatorsnapper as well.

    I hope you are well, things are good here in Seoul. Especially now that daylight savings time has kicked in.

    I got to watch Alabama vs LSU live at 10 am Sunday morning. My fiance hates this time of year, as she doesn’t understand anything about college football (kind of like some of the posters on here >_<)

    I wish you and yours well – this isn't LSU's year, but the defense is young and Chief knows what he's doing. The future looks bright.. as opposed to Florida. What a train wreck. I love it.

  49. v2the4 says: Nov 10, 2013 11:36 AM

    much ado about nothing…..UT told aTm that their non conference schedule was full until 2019 with schools like USC, BYU, Notre Dame, Cal, Maryland, UCLA, Rice, UCF, North Texas and UTEP…..most of the national teams are home and home, except for UCLA, which is in Arlington in 2014.

    Whom should have Texas cut off to add aTm to the schedule, and then face liquidated damages and buyout clauses for doing such? I know only SEC schools like Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Auburn cancel contracts six months before games are supposed to be played, and thats why we saw garbage like Ohio st vs Famu or Florida St vs Savannah St recently.

    While you sec homers are laying the blame at UT for not continuing to schedule aTm, you know who else will not schedule the aggies either, the rest of the big 12. TCU, Tx Tech, Baylor, OU, Oklahoma St, Kansas, Kansas St and Iowa St.

    thats the reason aTm had an sec like non conference schedule with Rice, Sam Houston, SMU, and UTEP. Their future schedules in College Station with their soon to be 103k seat stadium include the likes of FCS Lamar, directional schools Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Tech, New Mexico and UTSA. they do have one national program in their future plans, Oregon in 2018 and 2019. They have no non conference games set up for 2015 yet.

    in closing, it appears these two schools will make a clean break from each other like Pitt and Penn St, like Oklahoma and Nebraska…like Missouri and Kansas..like Florida and Miami(Florida’s jealousy and envy) Syracuse and Penn St and soon to be Michigan and Notre Dame.

  50. dismaker says: Nov 10, 2013 12:29 PM

    Aren’t these aggys cute? They are like little puppies, assies I guess, with their chests all puffed up, yipping and claiming ownership on what Alabama has done with excellence. What a comical, nonsensical set of backstabbers, go girls go, we can be big time football, but Texas held us back. I can sense the aggy smell from Austin! Just like the Big XII, 3rd or 4th place perpetually. in a conference with 1 or 2 good teams, and a lot of wanna-bes but wont-bes. Alabama performed well in BCS games before you were ever scheduled, maybe talk to them about what the BCS is since the are your new (tor)mentor. Really play a full season for ONE TIME IN A CENTURY. LOL.

  51. greggatx says: Nov 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    amosalanzostagg

    Because a conference has a couple of mediocre teams does not mean the conference is mediocre. But we are happy to give you ours which improves our overall strength and diminishes yours. And yet those two mediocre teams we gave you seem to be dominating most of your conference. Hmmm… Makes you wonder about the sec.

    BTW it is Big 12 not “Bi1g 12″. You are welcome for the correction. So see you are not as perfect as you think you are. We all make typos. Also your grammar, punctuation and sentence structures are lacking in most your posts.

    I never said OU or OSU are mediocre programs. I did say they would not go to a waterdown sec.

    Glad you can enjoy your game against another overrated sec team. Three losses and still in the top twenty? Oh yes the pull of the sec for their overrated teams. The sec is full of posers. They are the ones falling like dominos.

  52. waynefontes says: Nov 11, 2013 7:06 AM

    greggatx says:
    Nov 10, 2013 5:23 PM
    amosalanzostagg

    Because a conference has a couple of mediocre teams does not mean the conference is mediocre. But we are happy to give you ours which improves our overall strength and diminishes yours. And yet those two mediocre teams we gave you seem to be dominating most of your conference. Hmmm… Makes you wonder about the sec.

    Glad you can enjoy your game against another overrated sec team. Three losses and still in the top twenty? Oh yes the pull of the sec for their overrated teams. The sec is full of posers. They are the ones falling like dominos.

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    What does it say when Texas A&M destroyed the co-champions of the Big 12 last year in the Cotton Bowl?

    Hmmmm… makes you wonder about the Big 12.

    What does it say when the fourth best team in the SEC West whipped Big 12 leader co-leader Texas in Austin?

    Hmmmm… makes you wonder about the Big 12.

    The SEC is having a down year, and they do get the benefit of the doubt from pollsters… I won’t argue that.

    But one of those mediocre teams (your words, not mine) CRUSHED your champion in a bowl last year, and a mediocre team in the SEC this year whipped your co-conference leadersLonghorns in Austin.

    Sounds like the Big 12 is the land of posers.

  53. scoobymds says: Nov 11, 2013 1:56 PM

    I didn’t realize there were people who existed who believe the Big 12 is in any way a superior conference to the SEC. There are some pretty amazing comments along those lines.

    A middle-of-the-road Ole Miss team punked Texas at home, and UTex is one of the Big 12 leaders. Wake me up with the Horns win a big non-conference game, or when any Big 12 team wins another national championship.

    As for non-conference, it’s pretty well detailed above, but while, admittedly, Bama didn’t really play the toughest non-SEC games, Virginia Tech is a “name” program. When that game was scheduled, they were still winning some games. Next year, Bama picks up West Virginia, Tennessee will play at Oklahoma, and Auburn picks up Kansas State. So there will be some SEC vs. Big 12 head-to-head action. LSU will be playing Wisconsin, they’re not exactly a slouch either.

    The key point is this: SEC teams have been coming to play in big games, while Big 12 teams have not. That’s why since the inception of the BCS, you’ve had Tennessee, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, and Florida all win titles.

  54. greggatx says: Nov 12, 2013 12:27 AM

    scoobymds
    Admittedly Texas had a slow start. Their defence now is nothing like it was after that game. Texas can stand against any sc team out there. We are still 7-1-1 against alabama. Our only loss was when we lost our QB in the first half of the first quarter. And the alabama’s win was not that lopsided. The sc only has one dominate team and the two teams we gave you never could do anything in the Big 12 and yet they are contenders in the sc. Makes me wonder about the sc. Hmmm…
    A couple of times during y’all BCS run we have had teams that deserved to be there but with y’all’s pull got other weaker teams in there instead. That’s the pull of the sc. And it will probably happen again this year with Baylor. So really some of those championships are tainted. When we win it is on the up and up. You don’t see any ncaa violations like in the sc.

    Hook’em Horns!!

  55. scoobymds says: Nov 12, 2013 7:53 AM

    I remember a very similar season Mizzou had not so long ago in the Big 12; even Kansas had a big year. So while not perennial powers, they do strike gold every once in a while. And Summlin has had success at every stop, Manziel is an amazing talent, and A&M’s last season in the Big 12 they barely lost to conference champion Ok St and UTex. Then last year they routed OU in the bowl, pretty much putting the kibosh on any claims they would’ve been mediocre in B12 play
    last year.

    Again, when was the last big B12 non conference win? Who puts more NFL players in the league? What specific B12 teams should’ve played in the BCS team that were supposedly better than the SEC team that won the game?

    As to the probation part, you just go right on believing that B12 teams aren’t just as dishonest as every other major college program. Riiiiight. History is not exactly on your side on that one.

  56. waynefontes says: Nov 12, 2013 8:32 AM

    greggatx says:
    Nov 12, 2013 12:27 AM
    scoobymds
    Admittedly Texas had a slow start. Their defence now is nothing like it was after that game. Texas can stand against any sc team out there. We are still 7-1-1 against alabama. Our only loss was when we lost our QB in the first half of the first quarter. And the alabama’s win was not that lopsided. The sc only has one dominate team and the two teams we gave you never could do anything in the Big 12 and yet they are contenders in the sc. Makes me wonder about the sc. Hmmm…
    A couple of times during y’all BCS run we have had teams that deserved to be there but with y’all’s pull got other weaker teams in there instead. That’s the pull of the sc. And it will probably happen again this year with Baylor. So really some of those championships are tainted. When we win it is on the up and up. You don’t see any ncaa violations like in the sc.

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    First of all, it’s SEC not SC genius.

    Second, what was the score of the Cotton Bowl when the fourth best team in the SEC played the Big 12 co champions?

    Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13

    Considering how Oklahoma curbstomped your Longhorns, please explain as to how Texas A&M last year wasn’t better than any team in the Big 12.

    So the SEC has only one dominant team? What does the Big 12 have?

    Texas couldn’t stand with an average SEC team on the field. Stop embarrassing yourself by thinking your Shorthorns can play with the SEC big boys when they can’t even beat an average SEC team at home.

    Texas A&M crushed your conference champion last year in a bowl.

    An average SEC team crushed your beloved Shorthorns in Austin this year.

    But go ahead, bitch and moan about the SEC dominance. That’s what losers do.

  57. txstatebobcats1868 says: Nov 12, 2013 1:52 PM

    We’ll play ya Aggie…haha
    Hell last time we played we were still an FCS team, albeit a good one that finished 3rd or 4th that year after a loss in the semifinals.. still score was only 44-31…
    with that being said this would be awesome to see even if just a Home-away-away series like we’ve done with Tech in the past… hell aggie plays SMU and our stadium is the same size if not bigger and that game is a blowout every year… as well as give aggie a chance to recruit central Texas with a much smaller chance for loss than playing baylor or UT…
    Doubt ill see it happen in the foreseeable future but would be nice tailgate among other Texans, that and is has been entirely too long since ive stumbled the streets of Northgate

  58. v2the4 says: Nov 13, 2013 3:04 AM

    no way aggie is going to play in san marcos..

  59. txstatebobcats1868 says: Nov 13, 2013 12:25 PM

    @V2the4

    Yea I know its highly unlikely, I was just comparing to how they play SMU… Our stadiums are the same size, except ours being brand new and much nicer… and State would obviously have to agree to two games in CS to one in San Marcos like we did with tech.. provides a cupcake or warm up game as well as low travel expenses… not to mention we sell out in state away games.. tech’s biggest home crowd – against State, as well as selling out UH’s twice… not that Aggie has a problem with filling seats, but may when the expanded stadium opens up and there would be alot of bobcats wanting to travel to CS…and it would kind of stick it to the longhorns. Just my 2 cents and food for thought

  60. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 13, 2013 4:44 PM

    Might be interesting scheduling a game against Franchione.

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