With Texas A&M moving to the SEC for athletics starting in the 2012-13 season, the historic rivalry between Texas’ and A&M’s sports programs could be coming to an end.
This includes the 109-year history between the two baseball programs, and according to head coach Augie Garrido, it’s not likely that the two schools will meet next season in non-conference play.
“I’ve read what Rick (Barnes) is going to do and it appears that they’re not going to play them and it appears that football isn’t going to play that’s for sure,” Garrido said. “So, I would say that the baseball program will probably follow the same lead, because the same leaders that run the baseball program run the other two.”
He admits that if the two teams did decide not to play again next season, it would not be his decision. But the baseball program will do what’s in the universities’ best interests.
“It is what it is, and we had nothing to do with this,” Garrido said. But we’ll follow and do what’s best for the University of Texas, because that’s what we’ve been hired to do.”