A&M’s John Sharp engages in self-deprecating and Longhorn humor

Aggie in Chief John Sharp, otherwise known as chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, couldn’t resist poking fun at an in-state rival on Monday when he announced plans for upgrading research and adding an education center at the system’s Riverside campus a few miles west of the College Station flagship.

The moment came in the opening passages of his speech at a meeting of transportation industry officials at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

First, though, Sharp engaged in a bit of self-deprecating humor, declaring that he would “stick to the script” that was written for him at the insistence of system officials who implied that “perhaps some of the speeches I give folk around here are not completely factual.”

Then, true to form, he went off-script.


“I give Aggie speeches, as I like to tell people, which are short and to the point, as opposed to Longhorn speeches which have a point here and a point here and mostly bull in between,” Sharp said, gesturing to the left and right. “So we’ll get right to this.”

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