New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian open to playing Texas A&M: 'I'd love to play that game'
While this is a sentiment expressed by several Texas and Texas A&M coaches in recent history, it’s good to know Steve Sarkisian is open to the idea of seeing the Longhorns and the Aggies meet on the gridiron once again.
The two programs last met on the field back in 2011 but after Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC, fans of college football lost the annual showdown.
The series dates back to 1894 and has been played over 100 times with Texas currently holding the all-time edge in the series, 76-37-5.
During a recent appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, the recently hired Texas coach was asked if he would be up for scheduling the Crimson Tide.
“We are scheduled to play them in 2022,” Sarkisian noted — Alabama is scheduled to travel to Austin in 2022 and host the Longhorns in Tuscaloosa in 2023.
Then the former Alabama offensive coordinator and reigning Broyles Award winner was asked if he would be up for playing Texas A&M.
“I’m hopeful, I’d love to play that game. Let’s see what happens,” Sarkisian answered.
Again, this isn’t the first time one of the coaches for Texas or Texas A&M has shared an optimistic comment regarding the future of the series but we are quickly approaching a decade of squabbling from both sides that have led nowhere when it comes to the revival of this once annual series between rivals.