The Texas A&M Aggies, famous for their 12th man slogan folklore, have been forced to withdraw from the Gator Bowl versus the Wake Forest Deacon Demons due to COVID-19 protocols. In other words, it seems as though the Aggies needed a 20th man, if not more.
It’s a rough ending to a season that had high hopes for head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies. And while they did squeak out a win over the eventual SEC champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide, like the Texas Longhorns, Aggie players will be staying home this year.
The fact we can’t field a team of walk-ons to play a bowl game in the 100th year of the 12th Man is kinda weak— Old Row Texas A&M (@OldRowAggies) December 22, 2021
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News: 3 takeaways from Texas’ win over Alabama State: Longhorns recover from nightmare start
Dallas Morning News: College Football Playoff announces new protocols to cover possible forfeits due to COVID-19
247Sports: High hopes for Texas baseball and softball in 2022 season
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: The Insider: Todd Dodge on UT’s Westlake signees, Quinn Ewers and more
Inside Texas: Inside the gameplan: Longhorns in the Texas 6A State Finals
Inside Texas: UT’s 2022 class superlatives
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
The Smoking Musket: Bob Huggins nominated for Naismith Hall of Fame
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: This baller teacher hit a full court shot to earn her class hot chocolate
SB Nation: If not careful, Russell Wilson might lose DK Metcalf
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball topped the Princeton Tigers yesterday.