Paul Finebaum isn’t ready to make any bold declarations about Texas A&M based on its 52-10 win over New Mexico on Saturday.

Appearing on “The Matt Barrie Show,” Finebaum addressed the point his ESPN colleague made about last year’s Aggies, who was picked to finish 2nd in the SEC West and who routed Sam Houston State to open the season. The next week, they were upset by Appalachian State; despite back-to-back wins against Miami and Arkansas, they went on a 6-game losing streak en route to a 5-7 record.

On Saturday, the Aggies pay a visit to Miami, with the Hurricanes looking to return to college football’s elite while getting revenge for last year’s loss at Kyle Field. While A&M’s win against New Mexico helps, Finebaum, while noting that “it looked a lot better,” is calling for Aggies fans to take things slow.

“They have a game this week that most are going to predict them to win, but the other side is starving, too,” Finebaum told Barrie. “You do need a little confidence, but Matt, I warned everyone, ‘Don’t ever read too much into that first game.'”

We’ll see if the Aggies can improve to 2-0 on the 2023 season. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.