Aggies, Longhorns, Frogs and more argue league supremacy on Twitter
Tim Brewster had to know his tweet would induce anger and disagreement across the state and region.
The 2019 recruiting season is already heating up, with Texas hosting its Junior Day last weekend and Texas A&M’s slated for this weekend. The Aggies’ new tight ends coach sent out a tweet on Monday night aimed at prospective recruits.
The SEC has won nine national titles–including this year’s–since Vince Young and Texas gave the Big 12 its last in 2005, but Texas A&M hasn’t been among the conference’s programs fortunate enough to hoist the trophy.
And it was Texas who finished the 2018 recruiting season with signatures from seven of the top 10 players in Texas, compared to two for Texas A&M.
Earlier this month, several of those players traded barbs of their own on Twitter.
And after Brewster’s arguments for conference supremacy, it didn’t take long for Twitter sleuths to dig up tweets from less than a year ago in which Brewster argues that the ACC, not the SEC, is the king of conferences. Oklahoma running backs coach Cale Gundy retweeted that screenshot, complete with a thinking emoji.
Brewster’s tweet Monday night earned retweets from a pair of Big 12 quarterbacks, including Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, who retweeted it and aimed his reply at the hero of this year’s national championship game, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“Tell him to stop riding on your back,” Ehlinger wrote, before attaching Tagovailoa’s Twitter account to the tweet. The Crimson Tide quarterback responded with laughing emojis.
New TCU quarterback Justin Rogers, a Louisiana native and one of the highest-rated recruits ever to sign with the Horned Frogs, weighed in as well.
Arguments about league supremacy aren’t going anywhere, and until we get more matchups between the Aggies and their Big 12 rivals inside the state, those arguments can’t get any further than social media.