Ever since Texas A&M joined the SEC, its rivalry with Texas has been strained at best and seething under the surface. The annual showdown between the two big teams in Texas was put on hiatus. And the Aggies and Longhorns have been seemingly unable to get together on the field and play again.
The two schools haven’t been able to meet in a bowl game either. Even when the matchup is out of their hands.
The desire for these two rivals to play again is always going to be present until they finally renew their annual series. That appears to be happening.
At a meeting at the Touchdown Club of Houston, Longhorns coach Charlie Strong was asked about playing Texas’ old rival and he said something was in the works:
Texas coach Charlie Strong says something is being worked out to play Texas A&M again pic.twitter.com/RZVHNpGGs7
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016
Strong said the Aggies and Longhorns are trying to work out something right now in the above video from Anwar Richardson of OrangeBloods.com. It would appear at least a dialogue is open once again for Texas A&M to play Texas somewhere, sometime.
Strong was responding to a question from a booster asking when Texas was going to beat the Aggies again (except more colorfully). So Strong was answering a question.
Texas officials told Ryan Autullo of the Austin-American Statesman there have been no specific discussions about renewing the rivalry.
Is Strong simply stating an aspiration or can this become a reality? That part is the mystery. But it would be nice to see these two rivals meet once again.