- Jake Trotter, College Football
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Two weeks ago, both Texas coach Charlie Strong and Texas A&M Kevin Sumlin expressed an interest to ESPN.com's Chris Low in resuming their long-standing rivalry after a three-year hiatus that coincided with the Aggies' leaving the Big 12 and to join the SEC in 2012.
That interest, however, doesn't extend to the leadership of either school right now.
Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp recently told the Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman he doesn't expect the rivalry to return any time soon in football.
"My sense is with the 12th Man -- we've got new friends," said Sharp, who added that the regents "haven't had any more discussions about that."
According to Sharp, shortly after leaving the Big 12, Texas A&M officials approached Texas about continuing the rivalry. Sharp said they were shut down.
"We said we'd like to play them, and they said 'no,'" Sharp told the Chronicle. "They said [former Texas athletic director] DeLoss Dodds wouldn't like it. … We didn't discuss it anymore."
Dodds has since been replaced by Steve Patterson. But unlike his coach, Patterson has indicated multiple times that playing the Aggies isn't a priority.
Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp recently told the Houston Chronicle he doesn't expect the rivalry to return any time soon in football.