With Texas and Oklahoma set to join the SEC by 2025, there is much discussion as to if the new conference will have a realignment.
On Saturday, Horns 247’s Chip Brown reported that the SEC is looking to move to “pods” instead of divisions and that Texas A&M is adamant that they do not be in the same pod as Texas, quickly prompting a response from Aggies’ AD Ross Bjork.
One might question why Texas A&M would want to dodge a Longhorns team that has just two 8-win seasons since 2014, but diving deeper into the Lone Star Showdown, the Longhorns have dominated the rivalry with an all-time series record of 76-37-5. The most previous matchup between Texas and Texas A&M was back in 2011, when the Longhorns beat the Aggies 27-25 in an exciting game.
A wild stat worth mentioning is that the Texas Longhorns have been very successful against the SEC conference in the past, with a winning record, including going 76-37-5 against their longest rival Texas A&M, along with a 4-1 record against the Georgia Bulldogs and 7-1-1 mark against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The response from Texas A&M AD seems to turn this report into more of a crazy rumor, but we will have to wait and see how this all plays out. A pod with both the Aggies and Longhorns would seemingly be beneficial for both programs, reinstating a century long rivalry.