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You know and I hope the "powers" see it too.
Agree. They have a buzz. Buzz turns into momentum. Texas has none of that.
they wont see it, my friend
Praying for a 10-2 swan song and a respectable bow out from Mack Brown that includes a speech consisting of cliches such as "whats best for the program" and this season took a lot out of me"
A&M was very close to being undefeated this year. They have had a chance to win every game this year with a rookie at QB.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
And we're very close to being 9-1. What's your point?
Excuses are for losers. Especially the youth excuse.
They are also very close to having 5 loses. It sounds like it was your idea to give them their two latest NC's.
Who cares about A&M? We need to worry about beating the hell out of #1 KSU.
It probably wouldn't hurt to worry about TCU also.
Step away from the edge gentlemen. The Aggies have shown that the SEC isn't as good as advertised; and had a huge win today. The Aggies were lucky; they caught Alabama as flat emotionally as the Tide could get, probably flatter than we were against Kansas. It was 20-0 after the first quarter, before Alabama finally woke up, but it was too late. They are loaded at QB and tailback; but they are losing three offensive linemen; two of who will be first round tackles and a four year starter at center. Lose their top wide out. Seven in total on offense. Also will lose six starters off their defense; including a first round D.E. There 2013 class is basically full with 29, only five of who can be considered anywhere close to elite and one probably will never make it in. They will make room somehow if RSJ decides to sell his talent there; but that's it for this year.
Obviously they will have momentum heading into 2014. No question. But Mack has always been able to recruit and always will be able to compete. He was completely dominated by Swoop's during the early part of the '00s, but came back to close the door on Texas talent to him. If; and its a big it; we close out the season with a win over TCU and make a game out of it up in Manhatten; U.T. is fine. We are loaded for the next two years. Returning 10 offensive starters and 9 defensive starters. As long as we finish 9-3; we will be fine going forward. If we lose to TCU and are blown out by KSU; then its a different story.
The voice of reason. The Aggies are a good team but don't get carried away. If they were playing in the Big 12 this year they would still have two losses.
Lots of delusion there. Mack is old and washed up, and still sucks at strategy and maximizing the talent on hand, but now has actual in state competition for the top talent. Aggy finally nailed the HC spot and is doing what they're now doing in the SEC!SEC!SEC! which will provide a feedback loop increasing their exposure and allure. Lot of talk now about Texas supporting two great in state programs, despite an overwhelming history of that never happening long term.
Texas is anything but fine. This offseason is crucial, and it looks like the wrong decision will be made. Get ready for another beatdown in Dallas, a swan song of 10 or so wins and Mack out after next year, and get ready for the 2014 class, and the early returns of the 2015 class to put the next coach in a major hole going into the middle of this decade, and aggy consolidating top program in Texas status in 1-2 years. Get ready for the wilderness again.
This is the way rationale people see it but not the way recruits and the media see it so it doesn't matter.
I will say this though. Sumlin has virtually the same team playing much differently than Sherman.
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
I listened to the same stupid shit after OU 2000-2003. Its gotten old. Don't talk to me about delusion. Try to look at history. Two 65-14 blow-outs and two other losses. Somehow, Mack managed to keep bringing in talent and we went on the best run in U.T. history other than when DKR was our head coach.
When Brown was hired, Aggie had owned Texas recruiting for the past decade. Mack isn't old , he's 62. That's when Bobby Bowden went on one the best runs in college football history. If he's still motivated, and based on this year's turn around, he still is; we are in good shape as long as we finish out this season . I've already said this; if we lose to TCU and/or are blown out by KSU, then its a different story.
I'll say what bothers me about U.T. recruiting going forward. It isn't the Aggie's . Its the LHN. We are taking significant numbers of games off television for most kids. They aren't seeing us. That's going to have an impact in the future. DeLoss may be shooting the golden goose for a couple of bucks. We can afford to take 25% of our games off of television.
A&M has a much better QB this year.
i hear there are plenty of good seats still available at Kyle Field.
Sherman had turned around the Aggies from a talent perspective. There is no question about that. He recognized talent. I don't fully understand what happened to them in 2011. After there solid 2010 year; I thought they were poised to make a big run; but they imploded in 2011. I have no idea how we managed to beat them last year. They were at least two T.D.'s better than we were on a talent perspective. Partially on Sherman; partly on Tattenhill who was exposed as a senior. . .
Sumlin inherited a team loaded with talent. Obviously, he has made the most out of that talent; and he caught gold in Manziel. But let's see how well he evaluates talent and recruits going forward. With Manziel turning out to be the golden child; with one of the best offensive lines in the country and a very good tailback core and solid receivers around him; I'm not surprised the Aggies spread could score in the SEC. What surprised me was their defense. They lose six defensive starters and are bringing in nobody who will help them next year.
After 2000-2003 Mack was bailed out by two incredible talents at QB. I like Ash, but he's no VY or Colt.
Nothing changed after '03 w/r/t Mack's mentality. He told boosters the day before the OU game, it was OK to lose that game! That's a loser's mentality, and only something transcendental can overcome that. Which otherwordly talent is going to unclench Mack's sphincter in Dallas in the near future?
Good thing Tyrone Swoopes is the next VY, amirite.
It's incredible that people can fault Mack for bringing in the wrong guys for a couple of years, but cannot credit Mack for bringing in the right ones. It makes no sense. How do you expect any team to win a national championship? You mean bring in incredible talent? Sure, let's do that. But of course it was the player that got them the national championship, not the coaches who recruited the guy to come in, obviously.
Whatever. Vince Young was a transcendent talent. No question. But he had tremendous talent surrounding him. Colt saved Mack's ass in 2008-2009, but he did have receivers to throw to; and a very solid defense. As of 2011, we had the most players of any college program receiving checks in the NFL. It wasn't just two players, it was 47 if you want to check. Ash is every bit the QB that Colt was during his red-shirt year. Actually just as athletic and with an infinitely better arm and he is surrounded with more talent that Vince was.
Voice of reason there
So what...the ags are doing good....good for them. It does not mean we can't do well also. The state has plenty of kids to support both programs. People are making it sound like it has to be only one good team in the state. We will get our recruits...we have a program full of tradition. The ags doing well will get theirs. We may lose a few to them but I have a feeling they'll take more from OU, OSU, tcu, and lsu than us.
Hookem89, My apologies for mistakenly giving you that down-
vote...meant to up-vote from iPhone.
You are not being fair.
Give credit where credit is due.
Winning at Bama against Saban in that environment is not lucky.
They forced two turnovers against a QB who hadn't thrown one all season.
What A&M has shown should be a wake up call for everyone.
We all pay attention to who signs the big time skill player or the top recruit but they have shown that if you build your team with the meat and potatoes, both the offensive and defensive line, that you can play any style of play that you want and be successful.
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