The Texas-Texas A&M rivalry is over and still very much alive. Since the Aggies’ 2012 departure from the Big 12, the ‘Horns and Ags have been the most obnoxious divorced couple you’ve ever met, constantly telling their mutual friends how much they don’t care about their ex-spouse’s whereabouts while in the same breath inquiring about those whereabouts.
The latest example comes from Aggie safety Leon O’Neal, Jr., who was drawn in by an account solely devoted to stoking the burnt orange-and-maroon flames. Quote-tweeting a poll asking who would have a better season, A&M’s O’Neal or UT’s Caden Sterns, O’Neal said:
Not to be rude I was back up behind a Dallas Cowboy nothing was giving I can play the stat game with anybody this dude Caden is my brother at heart he had a great freshman year I only played one complete game and well my numbers backed up my big mouth in that game big12=7on7
Playing behind Donovan Wilson, a sixth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, O’Neal played in eight games and collected 14 tackles on the season. In his one game of full action, as referenced above, O’Neal collected six tackles and scored one interception in A&M’s defeat of NC State in the Gator Bowl.
Sterns, meanwhile, starred for Texas throughout the season. A former 5-star recruit (O’Neal was a 4-star) and an opening day starter, Sterns posted 62 tackles with four interceptions, eight passes defended, three TFLs, one sack and one blocked kick. His do-it-all playmaking ability earned him Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year honors as well as a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team.
O’Neal’s self-admitted big mouth has put him on the same level as Sterns, and now he’ll get a chance to prove his equal to Sterns on the fiel…. on social media.