Texas A&M graduate '08
I guess you can put it in the "season with a winning record" category. Since 6-6 technically isn't winning or losing.
The reason for not adding him is because of Cupp and out TE corps. Yes, it's always good to have experience but if Cupp is 100% he should already be better than Wydermyer without even playing a snap.
It wasn't that Mond regressed. He had to play 4 #1 teams and the O-Line was terrible this year. We didn't see a huge improvement in his mechanics like we did from Yr1 to Yr2, but it's hard to put up numbers when taking more sacks than any team in the SEC.
A&M has 5 loses, those 5 teams are ranked ranked in the top 15. Texas has loses to TCU (losing record) and Iowa State (7-6) and needed a last second field goal to beat 8-6 KState and 3-9 Kansas. Seems legit.
That's the positive look on the season. Not a lot of people realize how young the team is. I agree with you that they have no excuses next year. Could be a 10-2 year with ever game being (seemingly) winnable outside of LSU, AU, and Bama. But as far as what I think most people will remember is playing 4 teams ranked #1 in one year (or at least should have been ranked #1). That'ss brutal.
I'm looking at it from a recruiting standpoint. Right now, we have the same record but texas looks like a dumpster fire, firing/reassigning coaches, losing recruits, and their 7-5 looks a lot worse than our 7-5. If we play a bowl game and lose, that looks terrible for us and kills our momentum. Right now, we have everything to lose in that game and texas has everything to gain.
Mond is developing, it's just hard to see with our garbage O-Line play. It's so bad that we can't get a running game going, which is key in Jimbo's offence, and they can't keep Mond upright long enough for him to make good throws.
I think that's correct because of the overall offensive play. The O-line gives him no time, no running game to take the pressure off of him, receivers dropping the ball, all that combined kind of destroyed his confidence.
lol, LynnBobTX beat me to that point. I should learn to type less.
I don't think that it would be the 7-5 record that would be disappointment. If we beat the teams we were supposed to and lose the the teams that were better, that would be just fine. Upsets would just be icing on the cake. I think the disappointment from this season comes from HOW we lost and won some of these games. So far the Clemson and AU games where just sad to watch. We should have also dominated the Ark game. I never really look just at the wins and losses, I really want to see improvement from season to season and from game to game. Good teams are supposed to perform well in the tough and easy matchups. I just feel like the most disappointing part of this season is just see how much the overall offense has taken a step back. The defense still seems solid, definitely room for improvement, but when the offence is not working, it put the D in a bad spot.
You just have to get used to it. Texas (like Michigan and Notre Dame) will always be overrated. In modern college football (scholarship restrictions, etc), Texas has an average 8-4 record. It's just funny how the writer of this article, uses the inexperience and loss of talent angle to rank A&M at 12 (and I'm OK with that, also Whoop for being ranked 12) but at the same time ranks teams like Texas at 7 even though he stated they rank dead last in returning productivity among power 5 teams. Either way, preseason poll just stir the pot, and like you said, having Texas ranked high preseason is always good because it makes the downfall even more satisfying when teams like Maryland and Kansas beat them.
I wrote this on another post, but A&M could have kept, and should have kept Woodward, however, A&M Chancellor John Sharp couldn't put his ego aside and this is one of the main reasons (along with going home) Woodward left.
From what I'm reading/hearing, this is 100% on John Sharp (A&M Chancellor) refused to give Woodward a raise, along with being "condescending and egotistical" (not my personal words). He also has the Regents in his pocket, so there's no way to get something done without Sharp OKing it. So what it amounts to is, you brought in the best AD Texas A&M has had probably ever, and then ran him away because you couldn't get over yourself.
If you slow pause the video, it's his own teammates trailing leg that hits him in the head.
The TE coach is a "recruiting" coaching position, much like a RB coach. Those are the places you put your ace recruiter hires. However, I would much rather have David Beaty back at A&M to fill the recruiting position than Kingsbury. Beaty helped us get: Myles, Ricky, Speedy, Kyler, Nick Harvey and almost got Little before Ole Miss bought him. Plus, Kingsbury is more likely to leave for a Head Coaching job.
Because you would have the same problems and complaints that you have now. The NCAA Basketball bracket at 64 teams with 4 "win and in" games and there's still teams that get butt hurt over not getting in. Just leave it at 4 and the teams that didn't get in can cry about it.
I like how you said the SEC would get Texas so that Texas A&M could have a legitimate rivalry game, and then immediately put them in different conferences.
Not sure if you're just looking at college stats/success or NBA success, but I feel like DeAndre Jordan should be on this list somewhere.
I teach in Frisco ISD and our kids play at The Star. That place in pretty impressive, I'm not sure if it's better than the one in Oregon, but it's very nice. They're building a community around it, a Omni hotel is right by it, and the facility is world class. Even with that, most of my students (Nic Boltom, Mizz commit) are mad it got moved there. They liked the Nike complex better and I'm not sure why the move was made.
Please stop this garbage immediately. Thanks, Everyone.
Compared to t.u.'s fans, no. I will agree that there are people in our (and every fan base) that give that school a bad name, however, the arrogance that spews out of Austin is on an entirely different level. I have longhorns that I work with that still say things like "we've won a national championship, and we're Texas why wouldn't the top player want to sign with us".
All of the writers like to look at t.u.'s recruiting class this year and marvel at their #3 class and how they got 7 out of the top 10 players in the state of Texas. What they don't write about is that 5 of the top 6 players in Texas are all DBs, t.u. failed to address the weakest part of their team, O-Line. They may have the #3 class, but it's filled with holes. Jimbo, might have only finished #17, but he addressed many needs on our team, DBs, D-Line, and O-Line (unfortunately we missed on LBs). And picked up plenty of skill position players on both sides of the ball. He got his (looks at definition) TEs, whatever those are. Our class might not be as good, but it addressed things that we need. Either way, comparing these two classes is just silly. First, you have to take into consideration that Jimbo came in late in the process, and second, it really doesn't matter how many stars a player has or what rank a team finishes at, it comes down to player development. Just talk to Bill Snyder about that.
As an Aggie, I would be OK with never playing t.u. ever again. For the last couple of years I have loved watching us play in the SEC West and the rivalries we're building here. I dislike them so much, for their arrogance and their ability to ruin a good football conference, that it wouldn't even bring me joy to play AND beat them. They're just a toxic football program. We're better of in the SEC. Move on.
I feel that as long as Jimbo can get us to the level of AU and LSU in the west, (competing for SEC titles) the contract is worth it. As long as Saban is at Bama things are going to be a uphill battle. If we're at least playing the top SEC teams close, winning some, losing some, then I consider that successful. Any Aggie that is demanding nation championships is talking crazy.
Following successful National Signing Day, Jimbo Fisher makes bold prediction for Texas A&M’s 2019 recruiting class
We're a respectable 4 in the College Station recruiting rankings right now so I'm optimistic.
It's easy to say that now, but you can't bench your best player because you're looking out for his NFL future. You have to remember that Sumlin was, and still is, coaching for his job, why wouldn't he play Miles every snap possible.
I just hope that, if Sumlin has a mediocre year, we don't fire him with the mindset of "oh, we can just go get Patterson", striking out on him and then left scrambling to get someone else. Patterson would be a great hire, but it would be really hard to leave that job.
Looking at the schedule and the talent we have returning in '17, I think a "good" year would be 8 wins and competitive losses. But all that depends on how the QB situation pans out. If the administration decides to move Sumlin out, I don't think Kelly would come here, I think (right now) our best bet would be Chad Morris.