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So just to be clear: you're qualifying last season and preemptively qualifying next season?
And they say we're no longer rivals.
Well some degree of it is helpful. But when folks say something like, "because Team A beat team B by 20, and Team C only beat them by 10, Team A will beat Team C by at least that amount," it's silly.
My point is this: if the Big 12's best team can't stay within 3 TDs of TAMU, why do we think 4 inferior big 12 teams could not only play close, but actually win?
If you have a problem with that, I think you have a problem recognizing a national champion that doesn't play everyone. You'd probably argue against someone asserting Bama is better than OU, using each team's game against ND as a piece of evidence.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by WithoutRecourse 12 months ago
ATM was the best team in the country at the end of last season. But they would have lost a couple along the way in the first half of the season.
Who gives a flip? Seriously...
The answer is no. They would have been busy sh*tting in their hands and rubbing it in their hair...
WTF are you talking about? All I was saying in my post was that your logic was ridiculously flawed. And you're on our board - I could care less.
You do realize that last yr A&M had Matthew and Joekel. Matthews is not going to replace Joekel, he can only play one spot on the OL. It is an interesting spin, but nobody believes that A&M's tackles will match last yr.
Please stop feeding the aggy trolls. All they want is for us t-sips to validate their relevance. Don't do it, it's not worth it.
Matthews, an All-American, is sliding over to LT. There will be very little, if any, drop off in protection on that side of the line. Moreover, it's well-known that Matthews is a better run-blocker than Joeckel.
Cedric O. will play RT, his natural position. He's a top-flight player. He played guard this year and excelled in run blocking.
What's more, our tackles aren't charged with protecting the QB in the traditional sense. The best way to defend Johnny is through containment (see LSU). DEs don't try to collapse the pocket because they're coached not to--Johnny just slips out and takes it for twenty. The tackles in our offense merely keep the containing DEs in front of them. Their job isn't nearly as taxing as most tackles.
If there's any debate that the OL won't be as good, it starts and ends with the center position. Lewis was the field general in 2012. Mike Matthews has big shoes to fill, but he was the number 1 center prospect in the country for 2012.
Just a joke.
But to your point, the Big 12 would've been no more prepared for the TAMU O than the SEC.
TAMU's scheme might be a traditional spread, that I grant you. And if it were executed like a traditional spread, you'd have a point--and I'd agree the Big 12 Ds might match up well. But our O isn't executed like that of a BU, OSU, OU, etc. It's executed with Johnny Manziel, who's at his best when things don't work as planned. His strength is improvisation. His magic is chaos. There's no way to prepare for that.
This post was edited by WithoutRecourse 12 months ago
i'm thinking the aggie offense looked like okie light... of course it's tough to defend... especially w/a mobile qb... however... big xii is used to defending that offense more...
I keep hearing the La Tech game brought up as if this proves A&M couldn't play with high octane offenses. I think that is putting too much emphasis on a game that wasn't representative. The A&M defense started the game down 3 defensive starters against the number 1 offense in the country at that time (IIFC).
That was one of the most exciting games Iv'e ever watched (in a bad way). But with regular starters out there, we held OU to 13 points. We did pretty good against Alabama's offense as well. It was very much a bend, but don't break defense; and it did just that.
The true test of a man's intelligence is how much he agrees with you.
You played 4 games against teams with offenses that were not shitty. You won all four, congrats, you also could have lost 3 of those games.
In the Big 12 that number would have been increased by 4.
This post was edited by NLeininger 12 months ago
Would have, could have, and should have are the three most powerful weapons in an aggy's arsenal.
Those who can, do; those who can't, coach; those who never could, complain about the first two.
I have a feeling that the 2012 Aggy season is going to be much like the 1990 Longhorn "Shock the Nation Tour" and it will be exposed very soon.
Only thing that will keep it from happening this season is that joke of a schedule they have.
This makes little sense, since the 1990 Texas team lost only an early non-conference by a single score to the eventual AP national champion but then suffered a horrible beat down by Miami in the Cotton Bowl.
My favorite fact is that Swope is the best Aggie receiver "of all time" yet Manziel isn't losing his best WR. Yikes.
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Not sure what the hell you don't get.
Does the term "one hit wonder" mean anything to you?
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