Texas, Texas A&M Already Disagreeing on SEC Scheduling Plans
It appears that 12 years apart has done no favors for the relationship between Texas and Texas A&M. With the Longhorns joining the Aggies in the SEC in 2024, scheduling has become a prime topic of conversation.
The last time that these two teams met on the football field in 2011, as part of the Big 12 Conference, the Longhorns prevailed, 27-25, in College Station.
Now, with the rivalry set to resume, both athletic directors are fairly confident that their teams will host the first SEC rendition of the Lone Star Showdown.
In a recent article from The Athletic, Ross Bjork (Texas A&M AD) and Chris Del Conte (Texas AD) give their expectations for where the first game will be played. Bjork is confident that Kyle Field will be the site for game one of this rekindled rivalry. Why?
“Just because of everything that’s transpired,” Bjork said. “And that’s something that we’ve expressed to the SEC, and I guess we’ll just leave it at that.”
Bjork declined to say whether he’d received any assurances from Greg Sankey or the SEC League Office on the matter, but added: “Let’s just say that is a very, very firm position from our standpoint.”
Chris Del Conte on the other hand, says that claim is nothing more than “internet fodder.”
“That’s all news to me,” Del Conte said. “I haven’t heard that from anybody. I read it somewhere, I just haven’t heard it from the powers that be. … As far as I know, that’s just internet fodder.”
Historically, Texas has owned the series with the Aggies, holding a 76-37-5 edge over its “little brother.”
I, for one, can’t wait to see the two siblings get back on the field and get a chance at one another. Of course, the players in that game were entering grade school the last time this game was played, but the fans haven’t forgotten. Whether it’s in Austin or College Station, sign me up.