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#pounditFriday, September 24, 2021

Texas AD Chris Del Conte seemingly takes swipe at Texas A&M

Texas and Texas A&M used to have one of the best rivalries in college football, but the two teams have not squared off in nearly a decade since the Aggies moved to the SEC. Many fans want to see the rivalry renewed, but Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte seems like he is just fine without it.

Del Conte was asked about renewing rivalries with Texas A&M and Arkansas during a virtual chat with Horns247 on Tuesday, and the juicy part of his response seemed like a clear shot at the Aggies.

Texas A&M has not won a national championship since 1939, while Texas last won one in 2005. Many interpreted Del Conte’s remark as him hinting that the Longhorns have no interest in renewing a rivalry with an irrelevant program, but the AD then said he believes “the game should be played.”

It’s hard to view the initial remark as anything other than a swipe at Texas A&M, so perhaps Del Conte quickly realized how it would be received. Texas administrators are probably much more concerned about their biggest rival than they are about facing Texas A&M again.

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