Longhorns Football News: AD Steve Patterson says A&M rivalry dead for now

In tonight's edition of Longhorns football news, Texas Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson says that the rivalry between Texas and the Texas A&M Aggies won't be renewed anytime soon.

Per Graham Watson of Yahoo! Sports, "Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, or killer of all football rivalry dreams Steve Patterson, said on the Paul Finebaum Show on Friday that Texas would need a “compelling business or branding reason” to rekindle the rivalry with the Aggies."

“I think the reality for us is A&M made a choice they felt was best for them to move to the SEC. That’s great for them,” Patterson stated, via Watson's article posted on Saturday night. “They’ve leveraged that well. They get a new football stadium, they had a lot of success with Johnny Manziel and raised a lot of money. For us, I think there has to be a real business or branding case made to play anybody that we play with our football games. Given the way our schedule is constructed, playing Oklahoma every year in Dallas, which essentially means every other year you lose a home game, makes scheduling somewhat complicated for us. So, unless there is a really compelling business or branding reason, I see a hard time renewing that rivalry in football.”

Until residual feelings about Texas A&M's departure to the SEC die down, don't expect to see any regular season match-ups between the Longhorns and Aggie any time soon.


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