Why Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward turned down a chance to play Texas
Ever since Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC, the annual rivalry between the Aggies and the Texas Longhorns has fallen by the wayside.
Fans on both sides aren’t happy about that, but it doesn’t appear that anything will be done about renewing the rivalry anytime soon.
In fact, according to Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward, the Aggies recently turned down a chance to play a home-and-home series against the Longhorns (via the Houston Chronicle):
“We were already booked,” Woodward said this week in an extended visit with the Houston Chronicle. “We’re booked 10 years out. He had an opening at the time, and it suited him, but it didn’t suit us.”
Though Woodward turned down this chance, he did say the Aggies remain open to renewing the rivalry in the future:
“With the right circumstances at the right time, but not right now,” Woodward said. “We already have some very good home-and-away nonconference games for our fans. It’s something coach (Jimbo) Fisher and I will talk about and consider, but it has to be at the right time and the right opportunity, when it works for both (schools).”
For now, though, we continue to play the waiting game. Maybe we’ll see the Aggies and Longhorns on the same field again someday.