Texas A&M bails on home-and-home series with Oregon in 2018-19

Texas A&M fans will not see the Aggies face the Oregon Ducks in 2018 and 2019 -- unless it's in a bowl or playoff game.

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Texas A&M has opted out of a home-and-home series with Oregon that was set for games in 2018 and 2019, FOX Sports confirmed Thursday.

Aggie athletic director Eric Hyman exercised a clause from the contract A&M and the Ducks agreed to back in 2009 that said they could get out deal if A&M changed conferences. The deal was made when the Aggies were in the Big 12 and they have since moved to the SEC.

A&M was stuck in a bind because it couldn’t play the Oregon games as is with its neutral site Arkansas game. The home-and-home sequence was no longer compatible for the Aggies. That, according to A&M sources, locked the Aggies up through the 2024 season, since their home schedule allotment didn’t line up with the Ducks.

The Ducks wanted to keep the games against A&M and are now left to scramble to find games against another significant opponent — or opponents — in that two-year window.  The Aggies had been slated to visit Eugene Sept. 15, 2018 with the Ducks making the return trip to College Station Sept. 14, 2019.

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for FOXSports.com and FOX Sports 1. He is also a New York Times Bestselling author. His new book, The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks, came out in October, 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB.