Texas A&M Class of '17

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Honestly, I feel like a large majority outside of Aggieland set the bar at 8-4 with the ability to go 9-3. If we can avoid any trip ups, I do not see why we cannot expect to go at least 8-4 and hopefully catch one of the big 4 we are playing on a bad day to create a chance to get 9 regular season wins. It just would be really hard for many fans to accept 7-5 even with this schedule since we hired this coach to beat teams like them.
Unless you work in Woodward's office and part of his staff, you do not really know what is going on. You only know what is being presented to you. So shut the hell up, read the article, and move on. He isn't coming back no matter how much you want him to.
Honestly, after seeing that locker would be hard to dispute that for the time being you have one of the best if not the best locker room in the conference. I would love to be able to tour that facility.
It's the only way other conferences can feel good about themselves though! Where would tEXAS be without their tennis program?
I can admit that he left some serious issues at FSU for the next staff to handle. It was well known heading into his last year there that many wanted several of his staff dismissed since they felt that they were not up to snuff. He so far has done good things at A&M but there are past known indiscretions that should make any fan wary. But this article was trying to show that it was scheduling and roster that caused the dip in ticket sales. Schedule because the home games are not appealing and roster because there was no talent. They failed to point out that Taggart has a career coaching record of 47-50 before taking the FSU job. It wasn't like he had an undefeated record at a school like UCF before taking the leap showing people he deserves the next step but instead went 7-5 at Oregon who had all top 25 recruiting classes worth of talent to work with. Ultimately I just think that Taggart is not as good a hire as people want it to be, and they are trying to hide a miss in hiring by shoving all the issues on the previous staff and scheduling. (i.e. things this regime could not control)
Last season was a dumpster fire for FSU but you can in no way say it was because they had a "depleted" roster. Below is a list of recruiting class ranking which were the bulk of the players that were on that team last year. Do you mean to tell me that all those top 10 classes while taking a combined 21 Offensive Linemen during that time was the cause of why their offense declined with an "offensive guru" at HC now? There are multiple things you can point at for the reason they missed their first bowl game in decades but lack of talent on the roster is by far not it. 2018:11th National Class with 3rd in the conference 2017: 6th National Class with 1st in the conference 2016: 3rd National Class with 1st in the conference 2015: 3rd National Class with 1st in the conference 2014: 4th National Class with 1st in the conference
They cannot get 5*s at the rate they do even though they won 2 natty's in the last 3 years with brand new facilities to help bring in recruits, an easier path to the Natty at this current point in time, and along with having a recent run on their players early in the draft? IMO it appears to seem real easy for kids to want to go there along with other traditional recruiting powers, the difference is that only Bama has won a championship in the last 4 seasons.
Georgia's Non Conference:Murray St 5-6 Ohio Valley Conference Arkansas St. 8-5 Sun Belt Conference Notre Dame 12-1 "Independent" Alabama's Non Conference:Duke 8-5 ACC NM State 3-9 Independent WCU 3-8 Southern Conference Looks like Georgia barely beats out Bama when it comes to non conference strength since Notre Dame really is what makes the difference
Here is the thing though, Wake Forest 7-6 and Boston College 7-5 can in no way compare to playing Alabama 14-1 (national runner up) and LSU 10-3. If you want to make similar comparisons to make a point you need to choose teams with similar records as to the aforementioned WF and BC in the SEC so that would be the likes of South Carolina, Missouri, Auburn, Miss State since they all have close to similar records and all winning. Choose from those 4 to compare and then ask if Clemson could mark them as W's just as easy as they mark their ACC opponents. I do believe that the depth of the ACC is not there but you cannot choose middle of the pack teams and compare them to top of the line in another conference.
I think it is high as well but if they were to finish 9-3 with a win over Clemson, Bama, Georgia, or LSU it could be argued that with strength of schedule they could crack the top 10. Realistically though I see another mid teens finish.
Fox, FS1, & FS2 < ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPN U, & SEC Network (CBS sometimes) Keep in mind that the SEC Network is owned by ESPN so their infrastructure is what runs the network, you do not want to hope that Fox can match their capabilities. Also ESPN just flat out has more outlets to have your team play on a national stage. You do not have to like the message that ESPN shows but you have to admit that Fox really is not the best option.
Yes please! Honestly the best time of the year.
Except that the Aggie D-Line has a bunch of unknown starters and didn't prove they could keep up constant QB pressure. Also replacing the two starting LB's that lead the team in tackles last season and bringing back most of the DB's that had one of the worst pass defenses in the conference......I want it to be a good game but right now accept that the talent pool on that Tiger offense is decidedly more known and better than the Aggie defense.
Honestly haven't even thought about that kid until this article. He couldn't ever crack the two deep depth chart whether to injury or what else. Just hope he has grown up
Honestly doesn't really matter since everyone uses different criteria or sources to prove their point. In terms of facilities, actual production of teams, etc... It is just stuff that every AD will throw out there to hype why they took this job over the other. If people are trying to read any deeper into it than that, then they need to find something else to do with their time.
I honestly hope that we can at least keep up the current rate we are stocking our d-line. It is nice feeling (at least for the time being) that there is not a drop-off when guys leave and the backups become starters. I am interested to see how our pass rush does this year though since last season they appeared to be more interested in stopping the run.
I honestly hope that we can at least keep up the current rate we are stocking our d-line. It is nice feeling (at least for the time being) that there is not a drop-off when guys leave and the backups become starters. I am interested to see how our pass rush does this year though since last season they appeared to be more interested in stopping the run.
Honestly certain pockets of Houston has a large contingent of LSU fans and alum so it isn't a surprise to see them on the list.
It sounded as though A&M shifted their focus to a 4-star legacy RB amongst others but I personally wished we would have still been in the running.
Sherman went 25-25 as the HC at A&M with a losing conference record. Sumlin went 51-26 as the HC with a 25-23 conference record. Petrino never coached at A&M but has a losing bowl record. Fisher is 9-4 as the HC at A&M with an all time 6-2 bowl record. So please explain how your statements are even close to factual.
Honestly, I am more than happy to play the likes of Clemson, Colorado, Miami, Notre Dame, and Arizona State in lieu of t.u. They single-handily pulled the Big XII apart with that LHN and they ended the rivalry when we left the conference even though we offered at the time to keep it alive. Let them sit in their poor choices.
Props to this man, he truly showed dedication to achieve his goals. A guy like that will always find a way to make it happen, he has a great future ahead of him if he keeps that mindset in all facets of his life.
If the accusations that Brown leveled at Alexou are proven true then yes he is nutjob, also then begs the question. If the player was a known nutjob as you say, then why did the coach allow him to stay in the program? It seems like the story being sold to us is that the guy was a major disruption on the team and in the classroom. So it would be still the failure on the coach as well not correcting it sooner. That is more than likely the viewpoint of the school officials. Ultimately coaches have to answer for their players and how they act. Their careers are built or destroyed mainly on the shoulders of 18-21 year olds, and it just appears that this instance shows that the coach lost his head and made a grievous error that he has to pay the price for. Doesn't mean that he will not get a job elsewhere, but it is still despicable to call yourself someone's new Hitler.
IF and I mean if, the coach's accusations were remotely true than it is interesting to see how much he allowed to happen under his tenure there. If proven true, then the player should indeed be kicked out but the coach definitely is in the wrong too. We definitely will never know the full story unless bipartisan witnesses step forward, but it may be best if the school just kicks both parties out and move on.
Legitimately, high school players squat 400+ all the time. For it to be "impressive" you would need to start with at least a 5 when saying how heavy the squat is. Otherwise, strength-wise, it really is nothing special. That also though does not mean that athletically he is amazing but a video of him lifting weight that many players who do not even have a star to their name can do is just nothing to write about.