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Louisville tried to schedule Aggies

Updated: April 16, 2013, 2:16 AM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Johnny Football versus Teddy Ballgame to open the 2013 season? It nearly happened.

Texas A&M and Louisville were in discussions to square off in the season opener at Houston's Reliant Stadium, a showdown that would have featured reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and Cardinals star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Louisville coach Charlie Strong and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin were in favor of playing the game, Strong told ESPN. Ultimately, however, ...

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