Texas A&M president: We'll play Texas 'anytime, anywhere'
NOV 21, 2013 9:57a ET
The century-old rivalry ended in 2011 when the Aggies decided to move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference.
Texas hasn't shown any interest in resuming the series in the near future, but Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin has said publicly several times the past few years that the Aggies want to continue the rivalry.
"I said it two years ago and I meant it then," he told the San Antonio Express this week. "There's no reason why we shouldn't play each other, if we want to. I think they (Texas) will at some point in time feel like it’s the right thing to do, as well, and we'll get there."
Loftin says although other Texas A&M administrators are not pushing to play the Longhorns anymore, he is still passionate about it.
"I've always said 'anytime, anywhere,'" he said.
Texas A&M has had more success on the football field since joining the SEC, but Texas owns the bragging rights with a 27-25 upset in College Station on a last-second field goal in the final meeting.
The only opportunity right now for the Aggies to get revenge is if the two teams meet in a bowl game.
"We hope to play them again in a BCS or playoff game at some point," Texas A&M senior associate athletic director Jason Cook told the San Antonio Express.
But with a new athletic director taking over for Texas, the Longhorns could change their minds about playing the Aggies.
Since the end of the series, Texas has been rotating between TCU and Texas Tech as its annual Thanksgiving Day game.
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