Texas Admits They've Been Unsuccessfully Hitting On Notre Dame For A Year Now

Not that the Texas / Texas A&M rivalry needed any reinforcement of stereotypes, but you can expect the boastful burnt orange allegations of the Aggies' "inferiority complex" to quadruple if this report turns out true: CBS' Brett McMurphy is breaking news that Texas A.D. DeLoss Dodds admitted they (either Texas or the Big 12) have been courting Notre Dame to join the Big 12, thus possibly confirming the year-old rumor that the Irish would become the Horns' new Thanksgiving opponent:

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"Notre Dame has options," Dodds said. "I think they love their position. I certainly think they can continue to do what they're doing and do it well and be a major player. But they have options.

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For perspective's sake, Notre Dame has been mentioned to be joining about half of the conference in major college sports - we're sure the Atlantic 10 is next - so take this admission for what it's worth. Also, is the irony not lost on anyone else that the University of Texas, the stalwart of autonomy, has the naivete (read: big, dumb balls) to ask Notre Dame to join their conference? For most of a century, the Irish have boasted a Catholic fan base larger than even the Lone Star state, and the consumer dollar power to back that up. Surely these two megalomaniac cultures can exist together. Absolutely NO issues on the horizon there...

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