A Texas state senator had no trouble criticizing University of Texas president Jay Hartzell on Monday after the school recently accepted an invitation to join the SEC.

Monday night, a special Senate meeting was held regarding Texas’ departure from the Big 12 and admission into the SEC. Making the move with Oklahoma, the transition will undoubtedly cause issues for the Big 12 moving forward.

Texas state senator Lois Kolkhorst, a TCU graduate, decided to ask Hartzell about the athletic budget Texas has available. When she received the response from the president, she took her shot at the Longhorns.

Hartzell said that Texas has a budget worth approximated $220-$225 million, likely the top budget in college athletics.

“That’s without a winning football team,” Kolkhorst responded.

“We’ve been winning, just not like we like to win,” Hartzell said.

“3-7 against the Horned Frogs,” Kolkhorst quipped. “Perhaps you’d rather lose to Alabama than TCU.”

TCU joined the Big 12 in 2012, and since then the Horned Frogs have claimed seven of the nine head-to-head meetings against the Longhorns. The only other game played this century (2007) was a Texas victory.

Clearly, there are a lot of folks without ties to the University of Texas that aren’t happy with the school’s departure from the Big 12 and admission to the SEC. They’re not biting their tongues, either.