Texas and Texas A&M have not faced each other on the football field since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC after the 2011 season.
It’s uncertain when, or if, the storied programs will face each other again — at least anytime soon. One prominent Dallas-Fort Worth sports personality, however, had a strong opinion on the matter.
NBC DFW sports reporter and Dallas Morning News contributor Newy Scruggs wrote in a panel-discussion that he’d rather see the Longhorns and Aggies focus on more important priorities than take the same field again in the coming years.
“I don’t care if Texas and Texas A&M play against each other anytime soon. I’d rather see each team figure out a way to become a Top 15 team on a yearly basis. If I am Tom Herman, I wouldn’t want to play the game. Texas has more to lose than gain in my opinion.”
The Longhorns have not posted more than 7 wins since the 2013 season — the last under coach Mack Brown. Texas A&M had its fun with quarterback Johnny Manziel in the school’s first two seasons in the SEC, but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations since. Optimism, however, is high in College Station in wake of coach Jimbo Fisher’s arrival.
And Scruggs, at the very least, thinks getting back in the win-column should be at the forefront of the issues rather than restoring what was once a fierce rivalry.
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