AUSTIN, Texas — One of the most iconic rivalries in football history brings back a lot of memories.
Now, it might have the opportunity to create more.
Last year, a state representative filed a bill in the Texas House to try and bring back the big game.
And according to our partners at the Austin American-Statesman, on Friday, both universities' presidents said they'd like to see the big game return as well.
Fans agree. Several told KVUE outside of the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday that it was once a fun tradition.
"It'd be a blast. It was one of the best experiences," Grant Connell, a UT alum, said.
"I miss those games. I mean, we've had some decent Thanksgiving games since then, but not really anything that lives up to the same, you know, grandeur of that one," Henry Tijerina, another UT alum, said.
They also said this type of rivalry is bigger than sports.
"It'd be a fun game to look forward to every year," Connell said.
But there are some obstacles in the way. Scheduling a non-conference game is hard because they're usually scheduled years in advanced.
"It's two top schools from Texas just, you know, buttin' it out, dukin' it out, trying to see who's the best one for bragging rights," Sandro Cervantes, another UT alum, said.
It's an old rivalry that could be coming back for a new generation.
“It’s so much bigger than just football or basketball. It's so much bigger than sports – [it's] tradition," Angelina Medellin, another UT alum, said.
There is no word on a possible timeline for when the game could happen.