I particularly like the inclusion of the quotes. As for Mack Brown, the article says, "Brown doesn't blink. "I think, when we make it, we have a right to spend it," he says. "That's the way America is."
As for Bill Byrne:
"They do everything they can to set themselves apart, that they are the very best, they are the elite," says Bill Byrne, who retired last week after 10 years as Texas A&M's athletics director. "I believe DeLoss (Dodds, the Longhorns' longtime AD) said 'we are the Joneses.' They act that way, and they spend that way."
If that smacks of envy, it's tinged with an archrival's grudging admiration.
"They're absolutely committed to having the best athletics program in the country," Byrne says. "You've got to tip your hat to them."
I certainly understand why everyone else, especially Aggies, hate us. We are very fortunate in deed and they have good reason to be jealous.
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