When the Texas A&M Aggies announced a move to the SEC after the 2011 season, they took with them one of the greatest rivalries in all of college football. The Aggies have not faced off against the Texas Longhorns since 2011 and it is not scheduled to happen in the near future, but it seems one big name in the state is willing to go to great lengths to get the game back.
Eddie Gossage is the president of Texas Motor Speedway and he commented on the possibility of hosting a football game at the race track going into the future. After the success of the Battle at Bristol, which Gossage attended as a fan, it is hard to believe that a number of NASCAR tracks would not want to get in on the fun.
“I heard nothing but over-the-top praise and excitement,” he said, via SEC Country.
“It was electric. I didn’t hear a single complaint, nothing but just how spectacular it was. I talked to a bunch of fans – they had no idea who I was, so I just listened to them – and they all loved it.”
He expressed his desire to have a game at Texas Motor Speedway, which could bring in a record 200,000 fans, and initially suggested the Red River Rivalry between the Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. However, he then talked about how much of a shame it is the Aggies and Longhorns likely will never get the chance to play again.
“I think everybody that lives in Texas would love to see them play again. It’s a crime they don’t,” Gossage said. “That would be a perfect game for us, because that’s a special one. That was one you always looked forward to. Maybe to revive it, something like this would help.”
The Longhorns lead the rivalry series 76-37-5, but it would be fun to see these two take back to the field one more time. Doing it on a big stage like at one of the largest race tracks in the country would certainly do the rivalry justice.