Jim Schlossnagle celebrates rivalry victory, throws shade at Texas' alma mater 'whatever they call it'
Jim Schlossnagle is still new to the Texas A&M rivalry with Texas, but the Aggies’ coach has already done plenty to make the A&M faithful happy with the developments.
After Sunday’s 10-2 win in the College World Series elimination game, which sent the Longhorns home for the season, Schlossnagle reflected on what that means for the program and the fan base.
“I think that’s great for the fans. Obviously — I haven’t been at Texas A&M long enough to — I know it’s a big deal. I’d rather win a national title. And so if that comes at the expense of winning a game against Texas or whomever, then that’s great,” he said. “I don’t want to downplay it but I think those things are more for the fans than they are for the players and coaches. If we get into that kind of thought process, then we’re going to be having a different mindset in one game than we are in another game. I would rather have beaten Oklahoma, to be honest with you, and being 1-0 and playing a night game. It’s a little cooler at night. But yeah, I get it. It’s fun. It’s fun to hear the fans going back and forth. It’s fun to have the alma mater sung or war hymn on one side and whatever they call it on that side. I think that’s great. You don’t see that a lot of places. To bring that to Omaha is pretty awesome.”