Jan 6, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns president Bill Powers (left) and head football coach Charlie Strong (center) and athletics director Steve Patterson (right) speak at a press conference in the Centennial Room of Belmont Hall at Texas-Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas head coach Charlie Strong on playing Texas A&M: 'I'd love to play it'


As the new head coach of the Texas Longhorns, Charlie Strong is going to have to answer a lot of questions. Actually, in his new spotlight, he’s probably going to have to answer more than most, but one question he’ll have to endure over and over will be whether or not the rivalry with the Texas A&M Aggies will come to life again.

Recently, Strong actually discussed the matter with Jeremy Fowler of CBS, and he certainly seemed warmed up to the idea.

“It’s all about the two ADs getting together and getting that figured out,” Strong said. “When you look at it, it’s been such a huge rivalry game….I think at some point it will get worked out.

 

“When there’s been so much tradition there, you’d like to see it continue on. That’s my feeling on it. I’d love to play it.”

The Texas-Texas A&M rivalry came to a close at the end of the 2011 season, right before Texas A&M was to head off to the SEC and fade into obscurity, while the mighty Longhorns would rule on.

Well, as the last two years have taught us, A&M is actually the one that has flourished, both on the field and financially, while Texas has come under constant scrutiny.

Should Strong lead the Longhorns back to where they need to be, and the Aggies keep up their momentum, this game needs to be re-ignited as soon as possible.

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