The Texas A&M Aggies have started out each of the last three seasons at least 5-0 before ending the year with a disappointing 8-5 record.

Heading into the 2017 campaign, coach Kevin Sumlin needs to avoid a second-half collapse if he wants to keep his job.

On Monday, he was asked what he plans to do to avoid a similar fate this year and he said the 2017 Aggies aren’t dwelling on the records of past teams:

Should the Aggies again start off the season 5-0 (no easy task with a road game at UCLA in Week 1), they will face a tough test in Week 6, when the Alabama Crimson Tide come to town.

They then travel to Florida before a bye week in Week 8, so Sumlin’s crew has its job cut out for it if the embattled coach is going to keep his job beyond this season.

For the record, this year’s November schedule for the Aggies is vs. Auburn, vs. New Mexico, at Ole Miss and at LSU.