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firemuschamp - - I have never been a Muschamp fan. I do think he's a good DC, though. Can you imagine how the current Arkansas coaching staff would be doing at South Carolina?
bayou tiger, my thoughts exactly. We'll see.
I get the sense that, if Muschamp ever lost his job at SC, and if Coach Elko left A&M for a head coaching job, I could see Fisher hiring Muschamp as his DC. And that might be hard for a lot of us older Ags who remember Muschamp at Texas, rabid-frothing and spit-flying on the sidelines.
The Arkansas coaching staff, led by that man, are really impressive. This brief article speaks volumes about what kind of a coach, and man, that Coach Pittman is.
The Arkansas coaches and players are doing a really great job this year. The win-loss record may not showing it yet, but y'all have a good team. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Arkansas played a good game. We're pulling for y'all for the rest of the season.
A&M was not hitting Trask late. Trask is from Texas, grew up as an A&M fan, and wanted to play there. A&M players know that. You can see after the end of the game that Trask stayed out on the field congratulating some of his old friends and catching up. Mullen is making excuses, and he should be punished for his behavior.
In this kind of situation, coaches should be seen doing only one thing: Stopping their players from fighting. That's not what Mullen did. If the conference doesn't punish him, then the SEC loses its credibility. Fans are used to the blue blood teams always getting the breaks by the officials. They fine coaches of other schools for telling the truth. If Florida gets away with this, then the conference can't say anything about other coaches doing the same thing.
Jax Dawg, you are of course correct. I was stunned by Coach Mullen's behavior, but not surprised by some fans defending it. Mullen capitalized on it to whip up his team and fans. He still hasn't gotten over the A&M loss.
No doubt, the Missouri player had a late hit on Trask. But this has totally changed my view of Coach Mullen. He used it to whip up his team and fans.
Connor, this is a well-written analysis. I think that a lot of other SEC teams' fans are secretly worried about what kind of teams Leach will have in the future once he installs his system and recruits big time players for his program. The coaches hired at MSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas and A&M (and of course, the innovative hires consistently made at Bama) are making the SEC a more fun conference to watch, I think. Unless everyone is missing those exciting 9-7 and 10-6 scores. This season didn't have the regular spring and summer practices, and OOC warm up games.
A&M fans generally have a lot of respect for the Arkansas team, the university and their fans. It's kinda like a contest among cousins. I have unpleasant memories of watching the Aggies lose to the Razorbacks in the SWC. In fact, it was an especially painful last second loss to Arkansas at Kyle Field, in about 1986 or '87, that forced me to stop being such a sore loser, and be more sportsmanlike. (I walked out of Kyle Field saying, that does it, I can't let how my team performs dictate how I'm going to feel for the whole week.)
Texas is the obnoxious frat daddy who thinks that everyone is at the party because of him, who obnoxiously insults everyone there, and then the confident, self respecting people leave the party. The only ones left behind are the lap-dog sycophants who are content with the crumbs and stale beer left behind, and don't mind cleaning up the trashed house the next morning.
How is a walk-on any different than any other needy student? Are you saying that a student-athlete who didn't get a full athletic scholarship is blocked from getting the normal type of financial aid that other needy students receive? The bottom line is that the student gets accepted into the college, is enrolled, gets a package of financial assistance to be a student, and then walks on to the team. So, what's the difference from getting a full scholarship the first year or two? You would be surprised at how creative and sneaky coaches and school administrators can be.
If "non-scholarship walk-on" players are set up by the school's financial aid office with federal Pell grants, state grants, federally subsidized Perkins loans, un-subsidized loans, a meal plan, and lodging on campus, or off-campus facilitated by friendly booster, what difference does it make if the team doesn't award them "scholarships" this year?
Tnaylor . . . riiight. And none of the LSU coaching staff knew that a millionaire former player was handing out cash to their players. Gotcha (wink).
When Les Miles left Oklahoma State to coach at LSU, he left OK State in a terrible mess over NCAA violations. LSU knew what they were getting when they hired him. Now we're surprised that cheating occurred under his watch at LSU? Please. When have LSU "boosters" not cheated? Maybe Party Harvey Williams can shed some light on the subject?
I'm glad to see Arkansas doing well. As long as it's not against our Aggies, we'll be cheering for y'all.
Texas A&M's offense under Kliff Kingsbury had disciplined, yet improvising receivers who got open. And, when they didn't, Manziel was so fast and slippery that the defenses had to account for him. And that's in addition to some very good running backs who could run and catch the ball. I still think that Leach's system can work at MSU.
Oh look. Another case of a conference blue blood team benefiting from a botched ref's ruling.
That's the spirit, 1hogg. We were pulling for y'all against Auburn. (Y'all were robbed by that ref's whistle.)
NWARfan, spot on. Spring training, summer and fall camps were not what they normally are for teams. That's especially tough for a team installing a new system with new coaches getting to know their players. Then, no early season warm up games to get ready for conference play. Fans should calm down and let the coaches and players do their jobs and figure this out.
Exactly, AggieRider. If Fisher keeps bringing in the same kind of recruits, A&M will be a threat. It's a fun time to be in the SEC.
This is a big deal. This young man could be a star at A&M similar to Florida's Pitts.
Before the game, no one picked A&M to win against the dominant, "high flying" Gators, "one of the best teams in the country." After A&M won, the same people who picked Florida to win said, "yeah, but the win was against a suspect Florida defense." A&M looked unimpressive against Vanderbilt and Alabama, and pollsters remember that. But upon further inspection, A&M has dealt with a lot of injuries (especially 2 of their tight ends) opt-outs and departures to prepare for the draft (especially their #1 wide receiver who was Mond's roommate). A&M is getting traction and picking up steam. It will be fun to watch the rest of the season.
Look, I'm not an apologist for Kellen Mond, but c'mon. Everyone knows about the problems on the O-Line, and Mond/Fisher have been classy in not throwing them under the bus publicly. It's a work-in-progress. Also, breaking in a true freshman tight end (who was thankfully awesome, and Georgia is still holding him), true freshman running back (who replaced a record-setting back), and inconsistencies/regressions by receivers didn't help him at all - - - all while playing against three #1 nationally ranked teams. I'm no football genius, but at least these things should've been obvious to anyone watching A&M last year.
Congratulations! Once an Aggie, always an Aggie. We wish him the best in his athletics and academics at Texas Tech. BTHO t.u.!
Smart move. Alabama is in an entirely different class above the Texas program. And desperate Texas is putting all of their eggs into the 2022 QB commit. I hate to see him playing against my Aggies, but good for him.