For 117 years, the Texas and Texas A&M rivalry has epitomized college football. Engrained bitterness, iconic laundry, crisp November air and, now, BSDs soiling everything sacred, so as not to be seen swinging a slightly diminished D. These schools have met every year since 1915. Their fight songs explicitly reference each other, but this will be their final meeting for the foreseeable future. Of course, more than a century’s worth of tradition is a trifle to sacrifice for the exciting array of programming available on the Longhorn Network.
Don’t expect the great rivalry to go out with a flourish. Texas has a dominant defense and, weighed down by inexperienced quarterbacks and running back injuries, an easily dominated offense. This could be very, very ugly.
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