Paul Finebaum names SEC's most intriguing team in 2020
There are many intriguing teams heading into the 2020 season; the season itself, quite frankly, will be intriguing due to the lack of spring practice and the COVID-19 outbreak.
Paul Finebaum recently joined Brandon Marcello on 247Sports’ Social Distance, and he was asked about the most intriguing team.
“The most intriguing team is Texas A&M, maybe because if they don’t (contend), we’re going to really have a conversation at the end of the season about Jimbo Fisher,” Finebaum said, via 247Sports. “It seems like he’s underperformed. I don’t think he has, because I thought the schedule last year was just so absurd. I’m not sure it was fair to judge him when he played pretty much all of the top 5, at least 4 teams that were in contention.
“The game he lost to Auburn, I thought, was the dark moment of the year for him at home. Had he beaten Auburn, I think most people would’ve felt pretty good. We’ll see if Kellen Mond can lead that team to double-digit wins. I think he has a chance to.”
Texas A&M enters the season on the brink of being a preseason top 10 program. Athlon Sports has the Aggies ranked No. 11 to start the season, behind Alabama and LSU in the SEC West. Unlike last year, the schedule this year is very manageable. Non-conference games against Abilene Christian, North Texas, Colorado and Fresno State should be wins. Crossover matchups against South Carolina and Vanderbilt should be wins. That leaves divisional clashes to decide just how high the Aggies can fly.
For Texas A&M to make some noise, Kellen Mond has to continue taking big steps forward. He’s experienced and knows Jimbo Fisher’s offense. Fisher and staff have recruited playmakers around the quarterback, too, and things set up well for Mond and company.
Things are setting up well for the Aggies this season. Should anything less than 9-10 regular season wins be considered disappointing?