The TCU Horned Frogs are likely to play at the Texas Longhorns next Thanksgiving, Star-Telegram has reported.
TCU officially joins the Big 12 on July 1 and would replace Texas’ annual holiday weekend game against Texas A&M, who left the Big 12 for the SEC.
Although the 2012 Big 12 football schedule has not been released yet, both the TCU and Texas athletic directors have heard the Thanksgiving matchup is a possibility. Texas AD DeLoss Dodds said the scenario is “…the one I’ve heard.”
TCU AD Chris Del Conte stated “…they’ve given us about four different models to look at and now they’re putting them in the computer and trying to figure out how they’re all going to mesh. Each AD has to vote on two of them. More than likely the TCU-Texas game will be on Thanksgiving, that’s the one constant that we know.”
The Longhorns lead the overall series against the Horned Frogs 61-20-1. The two schools last met in 2007 in Austin. Texas won that game 34-13.
Prior to that contest, TCU and Texas played home-and-home every year from 1927 through 1995 as both schools were members of the old Southwest Conference.
The 2012 Big 12 schedule is expected to be released in the next few weeks. However, the current lawsuit between the Big East Conference and future Big 12 member West Virginia may delay the announcement.