Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork wants to host Texas for first SEC meeting

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Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork and head coach Jimbo Fisher are no strangers to voicing their opinions.

Earlier this week, Fisher stated for the first time that he would “love” to play Texas annually once the Longhorns join the SEC. Considering Texas has been attempting to renew the in-state rivalry for years, this took fans by surprise.

To add fuel to the fire, when Bjork was speaking to reporters at the SEC spring meetings in Florida this week, he lobbied for the first conference game between Texas and Texas A&M to be in College Station at Kyle Field rather than Austin.

“They’ll take whatever (they can get), and they don’t have a vote in the process,” Bjork said regarding Texas’ stance on the first matchup between the two schools since 2011. Since the Longhorns are not a current member of the SEC, they won’t have a say in the matter.

When news first surfaced that Texas and Oklahoma were interested in departing the Big 12 conference to join the SEC, Bjork and Fisher were notably unhappy with the move and often voiced their displeasure with the potential realignment.

“We love being the only program in the state of Texas (in the SEC), and we’re going to maintain that position,” Bjork stated.

A lot has changed since then.

In regards to Texas fans, they’ll likely be pleased with any meeting they can get. After all, the last trip to Kyle Field was a successful one.

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