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Texas Football Schedule 2012: TCU Will Be Thanksgiving Opponent

There's been no decision as to whether the Horned Frogs will become a permanent Thanksgiving Day fixture.

With uncertainty still lingering around when West Virginia will be able to enter the Big 12, the league's football schedule for 2012 is still uncertain.

However, it appears that TCU will replace Texas A&M as Texas' new Thanksgiving opponent:

"That is the one that I've heard," Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said, cautioning that next year's schedule was still tentative. "It looks like we're going to have a Thanksgiving day or night game in Austin."

The Longhorns had played the Aggies as part of an over 100-year tradition on Thanksgiving, but the rivalry has been temporarily cancelled with Texas A&M's decision to move to the SEC.

TCU was one of several schools being considered for the slot, and because they are considered a likely Big 12 title contender next year with star QB Casey Paschall returning, it was determined that the Horned Frogs would make for the most attractive TV opponent for Texas.

For more news and notes on the Longhorns, head on over to Burnt Orange Nation, and for the latest on TCU athletics, check out Frogs O'War.

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