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#pounditWednesday, October 20, 2021

Tony Buzbee wants Texas A&M to play Texas as ‘cupcake game’

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The Texas-Texas A&M football rivalry is one that goes back to the 1890s. However, the two schools last played in 2011 as the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012. Texas A&M regent Tony Buzbee would like to see the series renewed, but not necessarily because of its storied history.

Buzbee took to his Facebook page on Wednesday to advocate Texas A&M playing Texas again because the Aggies need some relief due to the gauntlet that is the SEC schedule.

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Ouch.

After a run of sustained success during the early 2000s, the Longhorns haven’t reached double-digit victories since 2010 and it’s clear the perception of the program from outsiders isn’t the same as it once was. Texas is off to a 1-3 start this season after finishing 6-7 a year ago, Charlie Strong’s first as head coach. Once the premier college football program in the state, the Longhorns have seen TCU, Baylor, and Texas A&M pass them with each in the top 15 of this week’s Coaches Poll.

I’m pretty sure Tony Buzbee isn’t the only one who wouldn’t mind seeing Texas on its school’s football schedule right about now.

H/T The Dallas Morning News

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