Getting a divorce implies that there was ever a real relationship in the first place. [Houston Chronicle]
I keep thinking the Longhorns and Aggies are going to come to their senses and do the right thing. We all know what that is, don't we?
Sure, Texas A&M's threats to leave are getting old. Yes, the Aggies will look silly if they don't go after another round of thumb-sucking about the Longhorn Network.
Just a matter of time. The Aggies are in the fine print stage now. [San Antonio Express-News]
But let's be clear: This is no microwave action. This is now Grandma Z back in Dime Box circa 1939, kneading dough from wheat grown on the family farm.
In other words, the Aggies and the SEC are neck deep in the part of the process that's as old school as it gets: poring over fine print and addressing every legal detail - and the many moving parts.
What if Texas and A&M never played again? [ESPN-Texas]
But the game, what it meant, who it affected, how it was played, the aura that surrounded it -- those are things Davie will never forget about the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry.
"Even just getting on those busses and going to the game," said the former A&M assistant coach, now an ESPN analyst. "You're going through these small towns like Caldwell, you see that countryside, you see these houses with an A&M flag out there or a Texas flag flying, and you just know it means something to all these people."
Well, yes. What else would it be about? It is all about the money. [CNBC]
Just his first stop in sports broadcasting. Former Land Thief Roy Williams will be joining the OU football radio broadcasts. [NewsOK]
The Aggies have a goal! [Ft. Worth Star-Telegram]
Above one of the entrances to Kyle Field, there is a list of championships won by the Texas A&M football program. The most prominent item acknowledges the school's 1939 national title.
By January, linebacker Garrick Williams believes an update could be in order.
"It absolutely can happen this year. We have the senior leadership," said Williams, one of nine seniors among 18 returning starters from a 9-4 team that harbors hope of winning the BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 9 in New Orleans. "We all think that this season could be beyond special."
We are just being coy. [SI]
After overhauling his staff, Brown would prefer the Longhorns remain a mystery until they take the field. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Gulf of Mexico, one of Brown's former coordinators has drawn the veil of secrecy as he tries to bring another fallen power back to elite status. First-year Florida coach Will Muschamp knows the 2010 Gators were worse than their 8-5 record, and he understands transparency would take away a competitive advantage. If Florida's fans don't even know how the Gators will look, then Florida's opponents will have less time to prepare once Muschamp pulls back the curtain on Sept. 3.
They aren't a football powerhouse, they lack a winning tradition, they don't attract a huge television audience, they aren't an academically elite institution...The conference is losing a team kinda like this. Why would we want another?. [I Am The 12th Man]
While I pointed out that Air Force is the best expansion target for the Big 12 the other day after A&M leaves for the SEC (and I still believe that), I think conference realignment means you need to think outside the box. Adding a university from Nevada certainly qualifies as outside of the box thinking. While UNLV doesn't seem to offer much when looking at the traditional metrics for a realignment target (they aren't a football powerhouse, they lack a winning tradition, they don't attract a huge television audience, they aren't an academically elite institution), they offer a lot when you look beyond those metrics.
At least Beergut is having a good day. [I Am The 12th Man]
All those Aggie conspiracy theories have come to pass! Texas has taken over the college football world, otherwise known as ESPN. [ESPN]
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