Texas football hasn’t renewed its rivalry with Texas A&M since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. There have been rumors about a potential match-up, including in bowl games, but nothing has come to fruition yet.
Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte, who came over from TCU last year, says that the ball is in A&M’s court.
Texas has scheduled pretty aggressively in recent seasons. In 2022 and 2023, the Longhorns will face Alabama.
Del Conte says that he wanted that spot to go to the Aggies.
Chris Del Conte recently revealed that he tried to add Texas A&M to Texas football’s future schedules in a radio interview.
He recently appeared on SiriusXM and discussed the rivalry.
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 20, 2018
From the interview, courtesy of Saturday Down South:
“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.”
As a member of the SEC, which only plays eight conference games, A&M actually has more leniency with its schedules on a season-to-season basis.
In 2022 and 2023, the Aggies do have a marquee home-and-home set up, though definitely not one that many fans will be as interested in as Texas.
The Aggies host Miami on Sept. 17, 2022, and travel to face the ‘Canes on Sept. 9 the following season.