The Athletic discusses when Texas and Texas A&M could play next
The Longhorns and Aggies are likely to meet early and often in the new-and-improved SEC conference. Sam Khan of The Athletic discussed when the matchup could next take place. Thanksgiving could come early for Texas fans.
The two teams are likely to participate in a format that gives everyone three annual rivals. If Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork gets his way, the two teams could meet in Week 0 to renew the rivalry.
Bjork had the following to say about playing the Longhorns in Week 0.
Honestly, I mean, that would be a magical weekend to kick it off that way.
While it isn’t the preferred choice of most Texas fans, Bjork is right. Opening the season with all eyes on the Lone Star Showdown could shatter every Week 0 ratings record.
Texas fans have been robbed of the Thanksgiving family feuds that Auburn and Alabama fans enjoy annually. It makes sense to renew the rivalry on Thanksgiving Day. That said, we can all agree we have waited long enough to watch the game.
There are worse ideas than starting the Texas football season a week early and opening with the Aggies. The next matchup cannot come soon enough.
For the past 11 years, Texas and Texas A&M have left a turducken-sized hole in college football’s Thanksgiving menu of games, writes @skhanjr.
If the SEC goes to nine conference games with three permanent opponents, the two would meet in 2024 👀https://t.co/iZqYVpDkud pic.twitter.com/gmokRM4uWg
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