COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M no longer plays the University of Texas anymore but the Longhorns are never far from the Aggies’ thoughts.
All you had to do was head just off campus to Aggieland Outfitters to find out.
While the bookstore had several different versions of t-shirts poking fun at Saturday opponents Alabama, it was a Texas shirt that was one of the hottest sellers.
“KEEP MACK” was emblazoned on the front of the $19.99 maroon shirt, in reference to Texas head coach Mack Brown. Brown has come under fire this week after the UT loss to BYU last Saturday that led to the firing of defensive coordinator Manny Diaz.
The back of the shirt said “Because We Need Another Safety to Play Quarterback.” That was a jab at Brown and the Longhorns passing on Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who wanted to go to Texas but wasn’t recruited there as a quarterback.