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Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:44 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 5:25 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

After Texas A&M decided to leave the Big 12 for the SEC, it put the future of the Aggies annual showdown with Texas on Thanksgiving Day in jeopardy. For its part, Texas A&M has shown a willingness to continue the game, but Texas hasn't been nearly as willing. Well, that doesn't mean Texas A&M isn't going to stop trying.

Sure, the two schools have broken up, but that doesn't mean they can't get together for a cup of coffee, right? You know, just to talk.

According to a tweet from Kirk Bohls, Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin has authorized athletic director Bill Byrne to ask Texas out for that coffee date.



In another tweet Bohls shares that Loftin also said the game doesn't have to be on Thanksgiving if that doesn't work for Texas, and that A&M would be willing to play the game in September. "We're open to a date that meets all our needs," said Loftin.

Whether or not Texas will want to continue the tradition remains to be seen, but personally I know I'm hoping that the Longhorns agree to it. With so much history between the two schools, it'd be a shame to see their annual meeting come to an end, even if it's no longer a conference game.

UPDATE: According to Brent Zwerneman, Texas has already told Texas A&M they don't have room on the schedule until at least 2018
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Since: Sep 23, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:14 am
 

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Aggies, you can't have your cake and eat it too! Can you?

Aggies Aggies...now you see that your move destroys a good long tradition, orrrrr..... I don't see UT saying, yes, but they might.

Aggie jokes are common around the southwest and the nation, but if UT accepts playing them possibly UT is the one who should be the team that fits those jokes. Aggies are getting everything they dream of wanting, SEC - game with UT every year - more money - not being sued by Baylor - keeps UT out of long time A&M recruiting areas - State of Texas not pulling A&M back in the Big 12 - etc.

UT had the same arrogant attitude toward Arkansas...then the R'bax whipped 'em in the 2000 Cotton Bowl.  Coming to the SEC does make you better.  UTwould do well to accept the invite before the Aggies become a program that will beat them(UT) regularly.




Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:25 am
 

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Why would Texas be scared to play A&M? Because they will be in the Sec? They will now be in the conference with the FIRST and ORIGINAL UT (Tennessee).



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Sure Texas will play them...on the Longhorn Network!  Let's see how serious the Ags really are with their "anywhere, anytime" claim...or are they jut making another spectacle of themselves?



Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

If I were the Texas AD I would agree to playing A&M at the same time the sun started rising in the West. 

Same goes for any Big 12 school.  There is absolutely no good reason for any of them to help A&M. 





Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Lone Star Showdown may survive, but when?

Aggies, you can't have your cake and eat it too! Can you?

Aggies Aggies...now you see that your move destroys a good long tradition, orrrrr..... I don't see UT saying, yes, but they might.

Aggie jokes are common around the southwest and the nation, but if UT accepts playing them possibly UT is the one who should be the team that fits those jokes. Aggies are getting everything they dream of wanting, SEC - game with UT every year - more money - not being sued by Baylor - keeps UT out of long time A&M recruiting areas - State of Texas not pulling A&M back in the Big 12 - etc.



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