AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas football rivalry could make a comeback in the future.

The University of Texas and Texas A&M University presidents said Friday they want to renew their football rivalry, according to our partners at the Austin American-Statesman.

The Aggies' and Longhorns' football teams haven't played each other since 2011 when A&M left the Big 12 Conference to join the Southeastern Conference.

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In a 2001 file image, Texas' Cedric Benson breaks free of the Texas A&M defense for his second touchdown in the Longhorns' 21-7 victory. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)
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UT President Gregory L. Fenves and A&M President Michael K. Young reportedly told the Statesman that scheduling a game against each other is more complicated now.

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In November, State Representative Lyle Larson filed a bill in the Texas House aimed at returning the classic Thanksgiving football game between A&M and the UT.

In a statement, Larson says that the state government "owe[s] it to Texans to do all we are able to bring back this storied rivalry....It's time for folks in Austin and College Station to get in a room and make a deal to restore the rivalry."