Report — SEC Would Block Texas vs. Texas A&M Bowl Game
Ever since Texas launched the Longhorn Network and Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference, college football fans wondered if the two former rivals would ever meet again on the football field. If the SEC has their way, the answer is no. Chip Brown's HornsDigest reports that the conference has made it clear that it would block a potential Texas vs. Texas A&M bowl game if needed.
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl and AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl have agreements with both the Big 12 and SEC, and some bowl projections already have the Longhorns and Aggies playing in NRG Stadium in Houston. However, HornsDigest says that A&M has too much to lose in their recruiting battles with Texas if they were to lose the bowl game. Also, the SEC handpicks which teams play in each of their bowl games.
A&M is not the only side not interested in the postseason match-up. Texas AD Steve Patterson has also publicly stated that he has no desire to play the Aggies in football, since he believes the school cannot expand their marketing or branding opportunities with a postseason game against A&M. As ridiculous as that sounds, head coach Charlie Strong took the opposite approach and has been publicly campaigning for the two schools to return to the field against each other. Just do not expect that to happen this postseason.