In a state with mounting issues that need to be addressed, apparently our state representatives in the Texas Legislature have nothing better to do but to force two schools to play each other.
Texas state representative Ryan Guillen, a democrat from Rio Grande City (an Aggie alum), introduced a bill late Monday night to force the University of Texas to play Texas A&M University every year in football. The bill states that if they do not play each other, both schools can not use state money to fund athletic scholarships.
Now that wouldn’t be a problem for Texas, but Texas A&M is known for having financial issues to where they had to borrow money from the University.
This is another feeble attempt by Texas A&M alumni and fans who want to have their cake and eat it too. For years, the Texas A&M faithful always thought that Texas controlled them and wanted to break free from them. They got their chance by going to the SEC but Texas told them that they would not play the Aggies if they went to the SEC and tried to dissolve the Big 12. They left and Texas kept their word. Now that Texas A&M is having success, they want to play Texas now so that they can try to close that 76-37-5 gap that Texas enjoys in this “rivalry.”
Texas doesn’t need Texas A&M but apparently Texas A&M needs Texas.