Photo courtesy of @TAMUEquipment.
The Texas A&M Aggies got good use out of the HPHS Scots indoor practice facility on New Year’s Eve afternoon, preparing for Friday’s Cotton Bowl Classic matchup against the University of Oklahoma, while high school students were on Winter Break.
The squad retreated to the high school’s indoor fields as a reprieve from the cold rain Monday and following an open-to-the-public practice at SMU on Sunday afternoon.
Twitter handle @TAMUEquipment tweeted this, with a picture of the scene: “Getting some work done out of the nasty weather here at the Highland Park High School indoor facility.”
OU’s Sooners prepared for the Jan. 4 meeting at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Sunday and Monday after arriving in Dallas on Saturday afternoon.
It is unclear whether the Aggies had intended to practice at HPHS or if it was a back-up plan once it started to rain. Either way, the team is not the first team to flee bad weather conditions for HP’s $4.5 million practice site. Just last year, the Green Bay Packers employed the Scots facility to prepare for Super Bowl XLV after an icy situation forced them inside.
According to Twitter, A&M team managers also met Clayton Kershaw, a pitcher for the LA Dodgers and HPHS alumnus, Class of 2006, at the high school on Monday.