Could Oregon play a new SEC foe in the future?

There have been talks on and off regarding the Texas A&M Aggies and Oregon Ducks meeting in the near future. Originally the schools had agreed in principle to a home-and-home series starting in 2018. A&M would travel to Autzen in 2018 and the Ducks would return the favor in 2019. These two teams have never met before and the last time the Aggies played a Pac-12 opponent was way back in 1992 when they beat No. 17 Stanford.

A meeting between Mariota and Manziel would be an instant classic

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A meeting between Mariota and Manziel would be an instant classic.

This deal lost steam when the Aggies announced that their decision to join the SEC essentially wiped out the original agreement.  ESPN reported later that the series was still on according to an Oregon source.  Simultaneously, Craig Pintens, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Ducks tweeted that they “have not been contacted by Texas A&M regarding our scheduled football series.” At this point it seems that no one is sure whether the series is still on or not so we will just have to wait and see what develops in the upcoming months.

It is a shame that these teams are not meeting earlier as a game pitting Marcus Mariota against Johnny “Football” Manziel would have been one of the most entertaining games in college football. Who knows, maybe they will meet down the road in the NFL.  For now though, the Ducks are getting geared up for this upcoming season as one of the favorites to reach the national title game.

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