LISTEN: Texas AD Chris Del Conte discusses getting spurned by A&M while trying to restart rivalry
For years, Texas A&M and Texas would square off in a heated rivalry game on Thanksgiving weekend (and often on Thanksgiving Day itself).
However, when the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC in 2012, the rivalry fell by the wayside, seemingly due to hurt feelings and bitterness on both sides.
On Tuesday, Texas AD Chris Del Conte joined Big 12 Radio on SiriusXM and said the Longhorns tried to reignite the rivalry, but were spurned by the Aggies:
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 20, 2018
“I asked them if they wanted to play in 2022 and 2023 when we had an opening,” Del Conte said. “It didn’t fit into their schedule, so we added Alabama. We subsequently picked up Michigan and Ohio State and we just picked up Georgia, so I feel good about our non-conference schedule as we move along the way.”
The Aggies have also supposedly been spurned by the Longhorns before Del Conte took over, so this feud has perpetrators on both sides. Will the two schools ever play again? It doesn’t look like anything will happen soon.