With the departure of DeLoss Dodds, the Texas University athletic director, there was some rumblings Texas and Texas A&M might resume their Thanksgiving night rivalry game. Dodds was totally against such a maneuver, saying A&M had hurt the Big Xbox 12 conference. Yeah, Xbox 12 because no one in that conference plays defense.
With A&M on the high and mighty now, they just said NO to resuming that series. From the A&M associate athletic director:
“We hope to play them again in a BCS or playoff game at some point”
The Aggies are set to begin playing LSU on Thanksgiving night, starting next season.
A&M’s move to the SEC might be the biggest individual school stroke of genius in college football over the past five years.