Texas governor Greg Abbott says he's willing to work to bring Texas A&M-Texas rivalry back
The Texas A&M Aggies and Texas Longhorns haven’t met on the football field since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC.
Many want the rivalry to resume, but neither school seems willing to budge. That prompted Texas representative Lyle Larson to file a bill in November calling for the schools to play again.
On Tuesday, during the Texas state of the state address, governor Greg Abbott said he’d also be willing to work to restore the game (via TexasTribune.org):
“I am inspired by the camaraderie and the collaboration that has already infused this session. It seems unprecedented, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m feeling it myself,” Abbott said, about 50 minutes into his remarks. “I’m feeling moved. And I want to set the example. For example, I’m willing to step up and put aside past differences and work with [state Rep.] Lyle Larson to reinstate the rivalry game between the Aggies and the Longhorns.” The announcement was greeted with cheers.
Texas leads the all-time series against the Aggies 76-37-5, and also won the last meeting between the teams back in 2011.