Who says the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry is dead? Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger and Aggies assistant coach Tim Brewster are proving it is alive and well in the midst of a February Twitter spat.
On Monday night, Brewster tweeted that it is “straight crazy” to say that the Big 12 is “even on the same planet” with the SEC. The Aggies tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator had a clear recruiting angle to his comments, which were backed by Aggies Class of 2018 signee Leon O’Neal Jr. on Twitter.
But most Aggies fans knew these comments wouldn’t go unanswered by our friends over in Austin.
Enter Ehlinger. The Longhorns quarterback had a response loaded and ready to go on Tuesday morning.
Ehlinger quoted Brewster’s tweet about the Big 12 and SEC while adding his own twist to the melodrama. He decided to bring Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa into the discussion.
“Tell him to stop riding on your back,” Ehlinger wrote while tagging Tagovailoa’s Twitter account.
This was, of course, in reference to the freshman sensation’s comeback victory in the national title game against Georgia.
Tagovailoa, who was a 5-star freshman out of Hawaii, replaced Jalen Hurts at halftime of the all-SEC national title game to lead the Crimson Tide to victory.
He issued a response to Ehlinger’s message with a simple series of emojis:
Don’t expect Tagovailoa to take sides on this one. On one hand, the Aggies are fellow conference mates worthy of defense. On the other hand, the Aggies are the competition standing between him and a SEC West title.
This wasn’t the first time Brewster has poked the bear on social media. He seemingly took another swipe at Texas on Saturday as well.
“Some schools just follow,” Brewster wrote on Twitter. “The leader in the State of Texas is Texas A&M and the ballers know! #Facts”
Some schools just follow…the leader in the State of Texas is Texas A&M and the ballers know! #Facts‼️
— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) February 18, 2018
It’s good to see a little flavor in the Aggies-Longhorns rivalry that used to be one of college football’s best, but has been on hold on the field since Texas A&M left the Big 12 to join the SEC prior to the 2012 football season.