Despite leaving for the SEC, the Texas Longhorns will be playing a familiar school in the lone star state.
This will not only apply to just football either. It appears that Texas and Texas Tech have had discussions to continue their in-state rivalry despite being in different conferences in the future.
According to the Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt told them that “We have had conversations with the University of Texas about continuing to play them once they leave the Big 12 Conference. We have received affirmation from leadership at the University of Texas that they agree that would be a positive thing and have pledged that they will work that out with us in terms of future schedule.” Hocutt also added that the agreement was somewhere within the twenty-to-twenty-five-year range.
While it may not mean much to some, these two schools have been playing each other in football every single year since 1959. With the Big 12 adding four new schools and likely going to two six team divisions, Big 12 members will be needed to add more opponents to their non-conference schedule.
While there are still details to be worked out a far as future scheduling goes, it is nice to see that not all rivalries within the current Big 12 conference will be lost despite losing two key members.