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Sam Ehlinger sees some Aggie insecurity at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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It turns out the airport is named after an Aggie, after all.

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Texas Longhorns leader and junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger used Twitter as a forefront yesterday to express his concerns about all of the Texas A&M advertisements around the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

While it may seem to be a bit outlandish for there to be so many Aggie advertisements in Austin, there’s a deeper meaning behind why that is.

The airport is actually named after an Aggie — Air Force Captain John August Earl Bergstorm. Also, in their marketing efforts to target the city of Austin, this is all part of a one-month ‘Texas A&M takeover.’ This takeover features over 70 digital and print installations at the Austin-Bergstrom airport.

“The airport takeover is an exciting way for us to share with not only Texans, but national and international visitors, just how proud we are of our university, while showcasing our ideas and innovations, and inviting them to visit us at SXSW,” Smith said. “It seems especially apropos since Austin-Bergstrom is named for an Aggie: Air Force Captain John August Earl Bergstrom, Class of 1929. We think he would get a kick out of seeing his alma mater represented at the Austin airport.

Oh, the social media rivalry between the Longhorns and Aggies never fails to disappoint.