New Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward has expressed his openness about renewing the Aggies’ rivalry with their former Big 12 rival Texas Longhorns, something that could turn the heads of fans of both teams.
“We have to really assess what is our best path to winning the (Southeastern Conference) West,” Woodward said, according to Jennifer Fierro of The Daily Trib. “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.”
Texas and Texas A&M last played each other in 2011, with the Longhorns winning 27-25 at Kyle Field. Texas leads the all-time series 76-37-5.
Nothing is official on this front yet, but there’s no doubt how exciting reestablishing the rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M would be, especially with the possibility of Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin’s offensive system going up against the tough, blue collar style of Longhorns coach Charlie Strong.
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