Here we go. Again.
Nearly a year ago to the day, the head coaches of both Texas and Texas A&M were both quoted as being strongly in favor of renewing a football rivalry that’s gone into hibernation thanks to the latter’s move to the SEC four years ago. Since then, there’s been little movement on any such renewal, save for one A&M regent publicly wanting to renew it to give the Aggies a “cupcake” game.
Still, the higher-ups at both schools have thus far refused to budge, although one could make the argument that there might be a thaw on the horizon with some new individuals in place. Or not. One of the two.
“We have to really assess what is our best path to winning the (Southeastern Conference) West,” Scott Woodward, hired as A&M’s athletic director three months ago, told the Daily Trib earlier in the week. “I don’t foresee anything happening in the near future. There are a lot of opinions well above my pay grade. Rivalries, I think, are healthy for the game.
“It’ll be something we’ll consider. It’ll be a discussion I’ll have to have. I have no objection to it. It’s something that has to work for us and for folks.”
The Longhorns and Aggies last met in football during the 2011 season, a 27-25 UT win in College Station. The Longhorns lead the all-time series 76-37-5, although the teams split the last six meetings.