DeLoss Dodds: Texas-Texas A&M Will Play Again

While there's been little progress in scheduling future football games between Texas and Texas A&M, DeLoss Dodds, the Longhorns' athletic director and one of the main people seen as standing in the way of the continuation of the Lone Star Showdown, said before last night's 27-25 thriller that the two schools would meet again:

"It will be played again sometime, somewhere down the road," said Dodds before kickoff. "When and if, it will have to be the right situation. It will have to be positive for us."

Dodds has antagonized many in the Aggies' athletic department by pushing for the Longhorn Network and then saying it would be problematic to schedule Texas A&M before at least 2018 if the school moved to the SEC.

There's certainly logistical precedent for continuing the game, as three SEC schools (Georgia, Florida and South Carolina) play in-state rivals in the ACC (Georgia Tech, Florida State and Clemson) during "Rivalry Week". 

For now, the best chance for the schools to meet would be in the Cotton Bowl, which matches a top team from the Big 12 and the SEC every year and would no doubt jump at the chance to host the 119th meeting between the two arch-rivals.

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