They seem surprised to learn that Texas meant what it said two years ago when they told the Ags if they left, they'd never play them again:
Meanwhile:Texas A&M and Texas won't be playing again anytime soon. Byrne said all of his coaches recently confirmed that Texas won't play Texas A&M in any sport.
"I feel badly about that," Byrne said. "I'm very foolish. I assumed -- and it was a rash assumption on my part -- that our friends over in the state capital would want to continue playing us. It turns out they didn't think we were as much of a rival as we thought of them."
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2...t_texas_a.htmlBecause Texas A&M teams will charter more flights, Byrne will budget at least another $1 million for travel. He's spending $125,000 on a new basketball floor. He's paying $440,000 to change the football clock operations because the SEC, unlike the Big 12, keeps time on the field.