Live in Round Rock, Texas. Texas A&M Alum. Class of 1993.
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Lacy looking pretty good so far. Also saw a stat that I believe stated A&M was 1st in the SEC in ERA, K's and K's to walk ratio. It seems a shame to not even mention Doxakis and Lacy since they definitely seem to be the best duo in the conference.
Yes, Gator, if you read the entire chain, I do admit that I missed that when looking at stats. Even cited the year I missed. Does not change the sentiment of what I was saying though.
Just punctuation placement. Never lost to Florida (which I was incorrect about). There was a comma after that, but the list was meant to go back to teams they had beaten once. Should've said Florida (who they never lost to) and then the rest of the list. Sorry, just typing quickly.
Sorry, I missed the 2012 loss to Florida. I stand corrected. I never said he never lost to GATech. Jimbo was at dds with the administration at FSU for years. That's no secret. Things get stale and coaches get tired of putting in effort to fight a constant battle with people who should be on their side. You can tell he's re-energized at A&M with an administration that shares his goals and are willing to find them. Did he coach the team poorly in his final year? Absolutely. That doesn't make the team a ball of fire. The talent is there. The recruiting was solid. Jimbo walked into a worse situation at A&M, talent wise, than Taggart did at FSU and Jimbo did more with what he was handed.
I'm not sure why you're trying to discredit what the man did. Yes, an ACC schedule is relatively weak. No, Vandy probably wouldn't get 10 wins there either. Looking at Jimbo's track record against quality noncon opponents, he's beaten Michigan, S. Carolina, ND twice, Auburn (Natty), NIU (ranked #16 at the time), never lost to Florida, GATech, Ok St, and Ole Miss. I stand by my statement that I wish any of A&M's previous head coaches had "messed up" A&M as badly as Jimbo did FSU.
Jimbo Fisher only had one recruiting class outside the top 10 in his time at FSU. He only had 2 seasons with less than 10 wins. I wish A&M's previous coaches had screwed up that badly.
I hope Mond stays for his senior year. If he does, I anticipate TAMU losing another QB or 2 to transfer.
If Starkel is gonna ride the bench in Arky, he should've just stayed in College Station.
Refreshing to have a coach that faces a challenge with optimism and views it as an opportunity as opposed to one that would already be making excuses.
Right, but that Texas team lost 11 starters. They had a great recruiting class though. Time will tell whether they're rebuilding or reloading. Week 2 will be a good indication.
A&M's schedule is very similar. I thing USC gets the nod to toughest because maybe USC isn't as good a team as A&M, Florida is tougher this year than Auburn or MSU on A&M's West slate. Gonna be interesting to see how A&M and USC run these gauntlets. Should be telling for how their near term futures will shape up. Good luck!
Something that sets the A&M band apart from other college marching bands is that they are a company in the Corps of Cadets, so they are ROTC. It'll be interesting to see if the new practice field will be treated as a drill field or of it will be open to public use by students.
There was an entirely separate article written about just that 16 hours ago by Michael Wayne Bratton. Just scroll down the page.
Where'd you find the article that shows all the difficulties of schedules. It wasn't in the article linked here. I was looking for that.
It'll be tough to surprise TAMU in Kyle Field given USCe's history against TAMU so far. Stranger things have happened though. Just don't think the QB play for USCe is gonna be there.
Think he's asking why TAMU's isn't tougher. Seems tougher to me but they're awfully close and both absolutely brutal.
It won't be about the money if he goes. He's been given the keys to the kingdom and a blank check. He could name his price now. If he goes, it'll be because of his desire to get back home or some sour relationship he has with someone in the administration that hasn't come to light yet. I'm hoping he realizes what he has in College Station and sticks around. TAMU has opened the checkbook and given him everything he has asked for.
I'm really surprised Jace Sternberger hasn't moved into the discussion for 1st round picks. I think he's potentially the best TE in the draft and had a great combine, by all accounts. I've read numerous articles mentioning him in conjunction with the Pats since Gronk is retiring and they would be looking to take a TE early.
I have friends that are bipolar and it's very common for bipolar people to quit taking their medication. I've commonly heard them say that it makes them "not feel". That manic feeling is almost like a high. It takes some falling down to learn that they cannot quit taking the medication...ever.
I fail to see why A&M didn't climb more or Vandy fall more. A&M is 17-5. They played 2 ranked teams prior to Vandy (#18 Baylor and #17 TCU) and won both games as well as 2 of the 3 against Vandy. Vandy is 15-5. They also played 2 ranked teams prior to A&M. #25 Cal St Fullerton, which they won and the same #17 TCU, which they lost. Polls are so fickle.
To be fair, after last season, there's no other direction for expectations to go but up.
Mond has shown dramatic improvement from year 1 to year 2 all while learning a new offensive system. He threw for 430 yards against Clemson. The assumption is that will correlate into a continued improvement in year 3 after another year in Fisher's system. Time will tell whether that theory holds true. Bentley already seems to have hit a ceiling.
FSU makes a lot of sense for him since they can't seem to get a QB to commit. His path to playing time should be pretty easy. Don't see the Noles improving much under Taggart though.