"The Texas A&M Aggies haven’t had much luck with the quarterback position this season." This season??? The QB room has been a mess since Johnny F'n Football. Kenny Hill, Kyle Allen, and Kyler Murray all playing somewhere else. I would argue, since Johnny left, last year was the most stable until a slightly better than average Trevor Knight gets hurt and cost us a game against each of the Mississippi teams. If Mond and the O-line do not improve, this is going to get ugly.
I would not hesitate to put $10 on Gus. I think he would be owed $7.5 million and Sumlin would be owed about $10 million. Gus' could be paid in installments through 2020, where Sumlin's is due in full within 60 days. If they both go 8-4, yes, my money would be on Gus to get the boot.
You have no idea how this years QB talent will work with Mazzone's system this year. I will hazard to say it will be better than two years ago.
Hubenak will not play much this season unless there is an injury. Many freshman or redshirt freshmen have played reasonably well recently.
So the only two games you agree on as far as covering the spread is Alabama/FSU and TAMU/UCLA. I hope you are both correct on one of those.
Yeah, conflicting stories from "not going to happen" to "extremely interested". It seems to happen like this for Manziel, though he has brought a lot of it on himself. I would love to see him stay clean and work hard at another shot. The guy may never play another down in the NFL, but I could see him doing amazing things in Canada.
How can anyone buy into the Stidham hype until you see him play some decent defensive teams that put him down hard and often. If he makes it through the Clemson game looking healthy and efficient, I may start to be impressed. If he is still effective through the Georgia game, I will start believing Auburn has a chance to compete against 'bama.
Sumlin's SEC offensive rank by points 2012-2016: 1st, 1st, 5th, 7th, and 3rd. Even with the Spavital-Kyle Allen-Kyler Murray fiasco of 2015, the worst the Aggies have finished is 7th. This team, although young, has more overall depth of talent than any Sumlin has had yet. Aggies will finish top 5 in offense. If the defense can just play decent through the second half of the season, all these predictions are going to look rather silly.
Sunday's game will give us a good idea of how well the Aggies are ready to compete. Talking season is almost over.
* 2013 we went 9-4. Where is that edit button
"A&M could end up being the worst team in the SEC West this season, so don’t expect them to be come even close to being as good as they were in 2013." Three or four other SECw teams "could end up being the worst". In 2013 we went 9-3. What qualifies as "even close"? I don't think it's that far of a stretch to expect 7 or 8 wins (or 9 if the ball bounces lucky) with the level of talent that has been recruited. Unexpected things happen sometimes when your back is against the wall. All this hot seat talk doesn't mean a thing if the team produces wins.
And it's not Aggie Nation, it's Aggieland. Go to a midnight yell and learn something before you spew this nonsense. There is a spirit can ne'er be told. This tank ain't nowhere near empty you buffoon.
Some people have a life and don't check out SDS and their moronic click bait every four hours. This guy has no idea about the amount of interest in the season when it comes to the 12th man. It's unbelievably ridiculous. He reads a couple of free message boards, listens to his media brethren talking points and and spews this vomit on the website. Nauseating BS.
John Crist is the senior writer for Saturday Down South. He’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America and a voter for both the Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award. I would venture to say that they don't have a "more credible writer". That being said, I think he is off quite a bit. 6-6 at the worst, 9-3 should get Sumlin Coach of the Year.
So if the Aggie quarterback comes out and plays above average, this prediction goes out the window quick. There is a lot of talent, although young, on this team.
"...even with a new quarterback in Jake Hubenak". I find it hard to believe you know much about Aggie football, much less who will be the starting QB.
Isn't Les Miles a bit irrelevant now? He is definitely NOT a top ten reason to be excited about the start of the season.
You are kidding, right? This has turned into the perfect opportunity for the NCAA to make an example of a program. There WILL BE SANCTIONS, and they will not be minimal. I think OM can come out OK eventually, but it will not be an easy turn-around.
That's the spirit! He was probably just looking for someone to go to dinner with.
If Morris has a big season and Sumlin has a bad season, Ole Miss will have NO CHANCE if A&M goes after Morris. I have a feeling though, that Woodward already has a big name lined up in case Sumlin doesn't produce.
A&M probably won’t be amazing or anything this year, but be careful assuming this team will follow last years problems. The O-line will be improved, and the defense will hopefully get better from last year’s embarrassments. There is a fairly complete team in College Station right now, and for anyone to look past A&M would be a mistake. Our finish will probably be 4th or 5th if I had to guess right now, but at the same time, it would not surprise me at all for A&M to finish 2nd or 3rd, well yes it kind of would surprise me but, hey, it could happen.
Agreed. Until Arky actually beats A&M, why look at them as a challenger more than A&M. The fact is, A&M is building a depth of talent at Auburn's level, but not quite LSU. A lot of the success of 2012 was due to the lack of injuries to the defense. Sumlin learned a hard lesson from the attrition in the 2013 recruiting class where only a couple of from that class remained to contribute in 2016. There is no doubt the injuries to key players (and lack of depth) last season cost us wins against the Mississippi schools. It will be interesting to see how this season plays out for A&M once they hit some adversity.
Good luck with that John. Educating those of us that comment is a continuing never ending process... kind of like being a parent.
*edit 8-5 (TAMU) - SDS really needs an edit button
So if UT and TAMU swapped divisions, would TAMU be on this list instead of UT? Would Arky, or Miss State? No doubt UT has a lot of talent, but are a couple of seasons in the East at 9-4 really any better than a couple of seasons at 8-4 in the West (TAMU)?
Sounds like a good guy. It will be interesting to see how OM fans treat him or if he even gets a chance to stay through the next few years with the sanctions coming down. To be honest, I don't know who would want the job until there is a bit more light at the end of the tunnel.
The hot seat and Sumlin will be discussed ad nauseam. Woodward's comments surprised no one that follows Aggie football closely. He had said similar statements previously. Sumlin knows it, recruits know it, but actually saying on Finebaum is some big surprise?
Ok, I can't help myself. Does anyone else find it amusing when an Alabama fan types a question including the phrase "...academic issues facing student-athletes"?
That's odd, I thought "Christian Kirk".
I can't help but feel that there is more to the story than has been released to the public. Seems like he should have had more options than New Mexico State.