Texas A&M regent Tony Buzbee posted on his Facebook account Wednesday advocating that the Aggies add Texas back to their schedule, according to the Austin-American Statesman. But his intention isn’t to restore a great rivalry or for some in-state bragging rights. It’s because Buzbee thinks “the Aggies need some cupcake games.”
Since moving to the SEC, Texas A&M (4-0, 1-0 SEC) has become a perennial competitor in the toughest conference in college football. During that same timeframe, Texas has posted these records: 9-4, 8-5 and 6-7.
Once a preeminent power in college football, Texas cast a long shadow over Texas A&M. Now, it seems that the roles have been reversed and Buzbee is all to0 happy to revel in the Longhorns’ woes.
The best part about Buzbee’s reasoning? He’s not all that wrong.
His Facebook post appears to have been deleted, but here is a transcript of what the post said:
“I am going to advocate that the Aggies play Texas again in the near future. Because of our brutal SEC West schedule, where we play the likes of Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, LSU, etc., the Aggies need some cupcake games to rest and heal. In my view, Texas is just as weak if not weaker than the non-conference games we play, so we may as well play them.”
No. 14 Texas A&M will host No. 21 Mississippi State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.