Rivalry renewed? A&M’s Fisher open to playing Texas in future

By JEFFERY WINBORNE, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 7/16/19

HOOVER — Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is interested in reviving the annual rivalry game against Texas, “if it’s something that benefits Texas A&M”.

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Rivalry renewed? A&M’s Fisher open to playing Texas in future

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HOOVER — Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is interested in reviving the annual rivalry game against Texas, “if it’s something that benefits Texas A&M”.

At Big XII Media Days in Dallas, Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked about the rivalry and he wants to see it renewed as well.

“I’d love to see the rivalry renewed,” Herman said. “I think it’s great for college football, it’s great for Texas.” Herman went on to cite the Clemson vs. South Carolina and Florida vs. Florida State games, among others, that show it can happen.

Jimbo Fisher was asked by the Daily Mountain Eagle if he felt the rivalry should be brought back.

“I know we’re scheduled out right now for 10 years,” he said. “If it’s something that benefits Texas A&M, we’ll definitely be interested in that and make those judgments as they come.”

Texas A&M’s junior kicker, Braden Mann, weighed in on the rivalry and expressed a desire to see it come back for the fans.

“I grew up in Houston, always pulling for A&M and watching the game against Texas,” he said. “Obviously getting the series restarted wouldn’t show up on the schedule for many years to come, but if it could be done I would happily go to watch it. It’d be great for the fans and great for the entire state of Texas.”

Quarterback Kellen Mond likewise thinks the rivalry would be good for the state of Texas.

“I feel like I would (like to see the rivalry be renewed),” Mond said. “Obviously I have no control over that, I don’t control the schedule. But I feel it would be good for the state of Texas.”

The Longhorns and Aggies first played each other in 1894, with the last meeting being in 2011 before Texas A&M left the Big XII for the SEC. Texas leads the series all-time 76-37-5.