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I agree with you 100% on this stealing signals stuff...pretty much word for word. However, I do want to ask (or point out) isn't this almost the same logic you used to rail against supporters of Johnny Manziel and the whole autograph scandal and his extra curricular activities this summer? You know, the "everyone is doing it" meme?
12 months ago on Much Ado About Something That Goes On Every Week
@John at MrSEC @j_scott_o Just to be clear, I never referred or alluded to you being a good guy or bad guy. But, I did say I "love reading your site" I would hope you like the discussion too. Otherwise, why write a provocative opinion piece? Calling someone a Goebbels is hyperbole, just like "cult" is. When I hear "cult" I think of Koresh, Jim Jones, etc. I'm sure others do as well. And, definitely, football and the military are not the same. But, comparisons can and will continue to be made by people, regardless of the team. And, just an fyi as an aside, the Corps is less than 10% of the student body...also, besides the military academies, A&M does have more students go into the military than any other institution. Just throwing that out there.
Also, I should have mentioned in my first reply, I didn't think Manziel bumped into Sumlin, but, the other way around. Which, I thought was pretty good of Sumlin to get into Manziel's face.
1 year ago on A&M’s Sumlin Says Manziel Didn’t Ignore Him On Saturday; We Say “Yeesh”
@John at MrSEC @MrSEC @TomLuginbill Just pointing this out, but, isn't it ironic that you are replying with taunts to a fan that is taunting you with? He calls you an "idiot" and you refer back as "The idiot" an "idiot's favy-wavy team". I dunno, I just find that kinda funny. And, yes, I realize you aren't the Heisman winner and you don't have to be held by the same lofty standards. But, Manziel does this...and he's a punk. You do it and...well, that is just a plain sound response.
Do I think Manziel was stupid for getting the penalty? OF COURSE! But, your attacks seem to be a little silly. You mentioned "Joseph Goebbels", and I agree, that is over the top. But, you use terms like "Cult", which conveys certain images as well. You have no idea what goes on with the team. You go by what ESPN moderators say. Please, tell me they don't influence your thoughts/views. Did Manziel bring some of this on himself? Definitely. But, you can't deny the over the top scrutiny he gets. People take the view that his teammates don't like him. Say he only cares about himself and not the team. Sure seemed that way in the first half when he was on the sideline, cheering and involved with his teammates.
Also, as for the Corps of Cadets and Aggie fans trumpeting the military discipline, quick, show me the links to all of this military discipline trumpeting by fans? Didn't think so.
Kirk Herbstreit has a lot different take on all of this. And, he has spent more time with Manziel than almost all of these media guys. We get it, you don't like him. That's fine. You wish him the best. I'm sure. I do want you an others to continue the obsession with Manziel, Sumlin, and A&M. You don't think this lights a fire under them?
Anyway, still love reading your site. Even when I don't agree.
I wonder if the same group that is concerned about player health/safety with hurry-up offenses is also concerned about the increase in size of the players vs 20 years ago? My guess is they don't care too much about the 250# lineman going against there 300# linemen. Maybe there should be weight limits of players in college.
1 year, 1 month ago on A&M’s Sumlin On Complaints About Hurry-Up: “Everybody Should Be In Shape”
This is actually a fun endeavor. I do have an issue with the merchandise category and Kentucky. My guess is the majority of the merchandise sold for the Cats is a result of basketball rather than football. But, obviously, that would be almost impossible to separate in this project. Looking forward to the final post.
1 year, 1 month ago on The SEC’s Best Football Programs Part 3: Campus Life
@John at MrSEC @BonzaiB
John,I can definitely see your point on the "jaded" part. And, I don't like finger pointing either as in "he is doing it too". Kinda like what I tell my kids. Worry about yourself, not your siblings. And, if Manziel did get paid for autographs, and it is proven, then he should be ineligible. Now, lets read how stupid that last line sounds? If a player gets paid for his autograph, he is ineligible. Man. But, it IS the rule, so, he should be ineligible. But, that rule should be changed. That is another argument.
Going back to Clowney, et al, what the A&M site was pointing out is the hypocrisy the media is having with going after Manziel. The assertion by the media is that Manziel signed a ton of autographs, in a hotel room, which is extremely unusual, so, he must have gotten paid. The A&M site is pointing out that other athletes sign tons of autographs, for the same broker(s), in hotel rooms...so, it isn't so unusual as the media is portraying.
It will be interesting to see where all of this goes. Even I Manziel doesn't play, I still believe A&M is going to have a great year. And, I'm looking forward to the season either way.
And, I can't say this enough, but, I really do enjoy your site!
1 year, 1 month ago on Coaches Afraid Their Players Could Follow In Manziel’s Footsteps (Clowney Items All Over eBay)
I like the provocative first statement insinuating that A&M allegiances are trying to turn the spotlight off of Manziel onto another player in the SEC. Provocative? Yes. Accurate? No. Rather, what the A&M site is doing it pointing out that Manziel is not the only athlete that signs lots of autographs for these brokers, as was being perceived in the media reports. Instead, the A&M site is pointing out with Clowney, Bridgewater, Boyd, etc. that they all are doing it as well, but, how come the media isn't looking into those cases but only looking at Manziel? And, what I'm starting to see in the media, at least right now, is each one of these players' institutions is saying there is no wrong-doing, and it is taken as gospel. Now, don't get me wrong. This rule is stupid, but, it is still the rule. If Manziel violatd the rule and did indeed get paid and it is proven, then I do not want him playing for my Aggies.
1 year, 1 month ago on South Carolina On Clowney: “We Determined There Was No Violation”
Your 'Sidenote' is a little disingenuous, don't you think? The site you reference doesn't worry about Manziel? C'mon, a simple click to the site shows a ton of articles about Manziel and this scandal. Trying to bring down Clowney? Where does it even allude to doing that? Instead, it is pointing out that this "bulk signings" are not just relegated to Manziel. So, if they aren't just relegated to Manziel, how come others aren't being investigated like Manziel is? In other words, is Manziel getting unfair treatment...career jeopardizing treatment...when others are doing the same thing? And, btw, the article didn't just look at Clowney. And, other sites are reporting the same information. Anyway, keep up the good work. Love your site!
I have been a staunch defender of Manziel. Not for his antics per se, because, I really do wish he'd stay off Twitter. But, all the bashing he has been receiving for essentially being a college student. Whether it be jealousy, or whatever. I believe everything has been overblown from his Twitter statements to his pictures to the Manning Camp...to pretty much everything. I don't think it will/would have any affect on the upcoming season. And, now there is some chest-thumping by some in the media and a lot of those that don't like Manziel saying, "see, told ya so".
Now that I have that out of the way, IF this is true, and this is a big IF, then, I do NOT want Manziel to play one down for A&M this year. All that other stuff was I really could care less about. But, this is something much different. This is a real scandal...if true. Do I think this is a stupid rule? Really, it doesn't matter. It is a rule. And, if Manziel got paid for autographs. He should not play a down for A&M. And, should be out of the program all together.
Now...with all of THAT said, this is all a big "if". And, it will be very difficult for the NCAA to prove. So, if Manziel ends up playing the entire season, I'll be here saying, "told ya so". And, if he misses any games, I'll be here saying, "I can't believe he was such a buffoon to take payment for autographs".
1 year, 1 month ago on Like The Rule Or Not, Manziel Allegedly Violated An NCAA Biggie
@Mark1984 I don't agree with that. He was representing A&M and he was a representative at the Manning Camp. An explanation is warranted.
1 year, 2 months ago on Bama’s McCarron Can Expect Manziel Questions Tomorrow
@John at MrSEC @Jerry Mathers @j_scott_o Let me be clear, I have NO problem with the media "picking on my team". And, you'll never see me ask "why are you picking on my team". I don't want this to be a 'rah-rah, go Aggies' site, that is why I come here. But, at the same time, I feel like I should be able to ask questions. They don't have to be answered, but, you have a comments section, so, I take advantage of it. Seriously though, you do a great job with your site and I enjoy it.
1 year, 2 months ago on Manziel Talks Manning Camp, Twitter, Scrutiny And The Upcoming Season
@John at MrSEC @j_scott_o Wow. That response was unexpected. I've said in many, many, many posts in the past how I love your site. It is a daily stop. I will continue to read it on daily basis. But, I will make sure I don't say anything negative in the least. I do appreciate your responses. And, I know you are covering SEC Media Days. Sorry if you got offended or something, but, wow, really wasn't expecting this type of response.
These are good questions. But, it isn't AJ's job to wake up Manziel, granted, he probably should have. Will be interesting to hear. Neither has alcohol in the picture either. Manziel took responsibility for "sleeping late" and "phone dead" and being late/missing session. But, the conclusion that rubs A&M fans the wrong way is the accusation that he was hungover. Manziel said that is not the case. But, if he was hungover, then he was drinking w/ McCarron and Eli & Peyton. Why were they drinking with a minor? That should be asked as well.
@John at MrSEC @j_scott_o Also, regarding these pictures at the bar in Louisiana, I think you should have mentioned that the pictures also have Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and AJ McCarron with him as well. So, you statement about the pictures is either not relevant to the types of pictures I was alluding or was just misleading. But, I'll run with your statement on the pictures. Since Peyton, Eli, and AJ are all in the pictures, at the bar...who bought Manziel the drinks? I mean, if he was at the bar, the assumption being made is he was drinking. Surely those 3 guys know he is underage. I mean, he's stated he is only 20 years old. And, if they did not buy the alcohol for him, shouldn't the bar be in trouble? And, did these 3 individuals not have a problem with associating with an underage drinker in their party? I don't think they are his guardians or parents, so, shouldn't those questions be asked?
@John at MrSEC @j_scott_o Pictures of him getting wasted? Seems like those would be all over ESPN and other sports sites if that were true. Don't think there is any smoking gun, and that is what I was referring. Like you, I chose my words carefully. Pictures of being in a bar is not condemning of anything. Having pictures of him getting wasted/hammered would speak a 1000 words.
As for "improving their game", that isn't what is in question. Herbstreit even visited w/ Manziel during some of his training. As for "includes understanding how other teams might attack them"...I'd be surprised if college players in the off-season are just sitting around trying to figure out how other teams will attack them. In the off-season, it is going to be a lot more about improving yourself. Once you get in camp, then you start analyzing other teams with the coaches' help. The coaches are the ones who have been analyzing/scheming all off-season.
Do you really think other college players are sitting around in the off-season trying to figure out how other teams might play against them? I don't think Manziel's statement on defenses is worrisome in the least.
As for the Manning Camp discussion, here is something that the media hasn't addressed, or at least I haven't seen it. He was out w/ the Mannings and AJ the night before. And, if he was hungover from the day before, who was he out getting drunk with? And, lastly, as has widely been acknowledged, everyone with a cell phone is now a photographer/journalist. You have arguably the most talked about "celebrity" ever in college football in the news almost daily. If he were out getting wasted the night before, where are all of the pictures of him getting drunk? Surely there has to be some?
I think your assumption is probably spot on. My guess is the "ban" will last the entire season. At least one (me) can hope.
1 year, 2 months ago on Sumlin Won’t Say That He Forced Manziel Off Twitter, But He Did
I thought the interview went well. I, too, am interested in the "talk between me and (Sumlin)" comment. However, as some have assumed, I do not think he is alluding to Sumlin leaking out the conversation. I think he is alluding to others who saw him go talk to Sumlin disclosed that information. I think that this statement turns out to be a lot about nothing. We shall see.
1 year, 2 months ago on Manziel Says He Overslept At Manning Passing Academy
Of all the analysts and commentators on ESPN talk about Manziel, I look forward to Finebaum's take the most. He is the Howard Stern of sports talk.
1 year, 2 months ago on Finebaum On Manziel: “It’s A Train Wreck”
@John at MrSEC @j_scott_o John, thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. I do agree that Manziel needs to show more maturity; I think everyone can agree on that. But, what I'm not yet seeing is how all this stuff translates into negative impact to the team. It certainly hasn't hurt recruiting. Now, if I were a betting man, my guess would be that during the season, Sumlin will reel him in some, if not a lot, when it comes to social media and the night life. I think we all forget this is the off-season. And, he has been doing some working out, as has been shown on ESPN. He may not be in game shape yet, but, how many players out there are right now? Anyway, keep up the good work on your site. It is a multiple-times-a-day stop for me!
1 year, 2 months ago on Report: A&M’s Manziel Apologizes For “Dehydration.” Who Ya Got: Good Johnny Or Bad Johnny?
Good article. I may not agree with it all, but, good read. I do have one question. Except for the incident w/ the fake ID prior to last season, what has Manziel done that will even lead you to believe that he has done anything that might lead to biting A&M in the kiester? You think he'll miss practices? You think he'll be late for games? Will his tweets lead to him getting suspended (and, yes, I would like to see him stop w/ the tweets). You think he is the only student/player that wants out of College Station? I know I did, especially when it came to the Kampus Kops. If Manziel does something "to bite the Texas A&M football program in its collective kiester", I'll be the first here to eat crow. But, what if this season goes just like last season, or even better. Maybe Manziel will have a chip on his shoulder, maybe Sumlin's playbook will be more wide open for Manziel, maybe all these analysts who say Manziel's draft stock is hurt will lead Manziel to returning to A&M for his Junior year. I think all of this is just as plausible, if not more so, then our program getting bit in the kiester. So, since you threw it out there, what is it you think will happen to get us bit in our "collective kiester"? Comparing Manziel (and then uncomparing) him to Henderson is just a tad disingenuous.
@lutherelmo And, you base this on.... Who are the teams you expect A&M to lose to this upcoming season?
1 year, 2 months ago on Report: Johnny Manziel Gets Booted From Manning Camp
I do have a question for the MrSEC staff. I love reading your site on a daily basis, but, how is this article any different than what you railed against regarding Les Miles back on March 3, 2013 ( http://mrsec.com/2013/03/miles-from-accurate-when-a-rumor-is-more-than-just-a-rumor/ )? Yes, I know the subject matter is different, but, the outcome is not. I'm not saying you are trying to hurt Manziel's character, but, this type of report, from an anonymous source no less, before all the facts are in, is the same type of thing. Correct me if I'm wrong on this and point out my flaws.
@dcd7 How exactly has Manziel acted like a "prmia donna"? What has Manziel done wrong? I just read what Peyton Manning said about this and read what the Manning Camp said. So, you are taking the word of an "anonymous source" over what the Mannings are saying? Petyon even said Eli took flak for leaving early several years ago. I think there is a lot of jealousy towards Manziel. Do I wish he would stay off Twitter? Of course, but, I'm not a 20 year old in college either. Was I ticked at the Kampus Kops at A&M when I was there? Absolutely. Did I want to get out to B/CS? Yep. All this hatred and so-called advice people are giving to Manziel really is a bunch of sour grapes. Until Manziel is jumping unsuspecting individuals and beating the crap outta them, burglarized someone, doing drugs, getting a DUI, seeing an agent, cheating in school, shooting someone, committing some sex crime, etc, I'm not really gonna worry about what he does. Except to the extent others bad-mouth him, and, yes, calling him a "little prima donna" qualifies. So, what exactly has he done that makes him a "prima donna"?
@Jobillybob And, speaking of "mush rush"...I'm sure that Sumlin et al are just going to sit around and not scheme for this defensive tactic. And, as you mentioned, Florida was the 1st game for a lot of things A&M (Manziel's, Sumlin's at A&M, Snyder at A&M, SEC, offensive, defensive schemes, etc). The playbook will be wide open for Manziel this year. And, as for LSU, it was more of A&M losing that game than the Tigers winning. One of Manziel's turnovers in particular should have been a catch for a HUGE gain, instead, it richoted off the receiver's hands for an easy INT. Missed FGs, PAT, etc. Don't look for a repeat there. I do like how everyone is saying Manziel is distracted. As if players on other teams are preparing 24x7 while Manziel is only preparing 1 hour a week.
1 year, 2 months ago on Fearless Predictions: 5 Things That Will Not Happen In The SEC This Fall
@HoustonVol I agree. Winning the Heisman should be in there. And, agree with the advancement in the NCAA tournament as well. Also, I'd think a victory in your conference championship as well as bowl game victory should be taken into account as well. Still, kinda fun to look at.
1 year, 5 months ago on Which SEC Fans Had The Best 2012-13? We Rank ‘Em
@XEN610 When there were talks about my Aggies hopping to the SEC a couple years ago, I told my friends here in Louisville that they should be trying to get into the Big12. When McConnell was pushing to "sneak" them in, I was hoping they'd get in. Not that I like either the Big12 or Louisville, but, I do like my friends and college sports. I didn't think there would be any way the SEC would take them with Kentucky already a member. And, I believed (and still do) the Big12 would be a better fit than the ACC.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Big XII, WVU Marriage Already Providing Some Expansion Lessons
I agree with Spurrier's frustration here. This is all about recruiting. Your team does well and you still have to fight an uphill battle in the recruiting wars. Not the the Trojans are in direct competition with the Gamecocks over recruits, but, the Trojans are getting airtime while the Gamecocks are not. Sidenote: Spurrier is a coach I love to hate. But, if he is your coach, ya love him.
1 year, 6 months ago on USC’s Spurrier Takes A Shot At ESPN, The Other USC
@alamoaggie08Although I do agree with you for the most part on Baylor getting in thanks to Ann Richards (and Grant Teaff), it isn't exactly factual about saying Baylor never played like a Div 1 team. Back in the 80s, Baylor fielded some good teams and was ranked a few times.
Going back to the politics though, Houston was the team that really got screwed. And, TCU, ironically, was the team that really benefitted. They were one of the bottom feeders of the SWC, but, after being shunned by the Big12 merger, they ended up playing much lesser competition...and winning. This led to better recruits and an upgade in their program. Now, it will be interesting to see how they do in the Big12 against better competition.
1 year, 6 months ago on Writer: Texas’ Dodds Needs To Let Go Of Aggie-phobia
As far as I'm concerned, he can put all the Horns tattoos on his body that he wants. As long as he continues to suit up for the Aggies and win games, I'm satisfied. And, if Horns' fans want to take solace in Manziel being a Horns fan, well, good for them, if that makes them feel better. He's still winning games for their non-rivals. And, I'm good with that.
1 year, 6 months ago on Raging Debate: Does A&M’s Manziel Have A Longhorn Tattoo?
Ok, that Jeff Gordon video had me rolling. Hilarious!
1 year, 6 months ago on SEC Headlines 3/13/2013
I really admire your site and you. And, this is one of the reasons I come here for veracity of a rumor. Well done and well said.
1 year, 6 months ago on Miles From Accurate: When A Rumor Is More Than Just A Rumor
@Tusk Ok, now you are just stalking.
1 year, 7 months ago on Question: How Many Bama Fans Would Have Called For Due Process If Saban Had Acted Immediately?
Understand what you are saying and totally agree that Saban was in a pretty much a no-win situation. I just think if he had canned the 2 that confessed immediately, that would have sent a stronger more decisive message to everyone...players, students, fans, media, rivals, etc.
As for the legal fronts...what legal front? This is the part I don't understand...this CYA reasoning. You kick 2 players that confessed to a crime off the team and you are worried that they will sue you? For kicking them off the team for committing a crime? For confessing to beating a student? I just don't get that part. This all has to do w/ them confessing....nothing else. To me, and obviously others, that kinda ends it right there.
Didn't misintrepret anything you said and fully understand what you are saying with your hypothetical. But, lets take your hypothetical as reality. It does not change the fact that the 2 confessed. They are young men...adults. They are accountable for their actions. If they confessed...boot them immediately. The rest of the story would come out and the other 2 would be dealt with accordingly by Bama.
Not sure where this is coming from except as an extension of a different part of this thread. And, the "name calling and accusations of an arrest record"????? Anyway, it is nice for you to jump in with something germane.
@Tusk @alamoaggie08 @torris187
You mentioned "procedural violations"...are Miranda Rights not part of procedure? What other "procedures" are your referring? No lawyer? No phone call? What?
Regardles, you are arguing from a legal standpoint. This has NOTHING to do with them being booted from the team. If they confessed to the crime, that is the end of it. As far as Saban and Bama should be concerned, it does not matter if there were "procedural violations" in obtaining the confessions. And, as for CYA...if it turned out that they didn't confess or didn't commit this crime, they could easily be let back on the team. By your reasoning of CYA, if that is what Bama really wants to do, then why not wait til everything with this case is over? Wait to see if they are found guilty in court. Wait to see what happens. Wouldn't that really be CYA???
Seriously, this is your best response? Did you even read what you typed prior? You talk about "procedural violations"? So, what are you saying? If they confessed w/o being given their Miranda Rights, Saban would have said, 'oops, we have to keep them on the team...they weren't read their rights'!!!! Good grief. You are trying to argue from a legal standpoint...which does not apply to being a part of a team or organization.
This argument is nothing more than a red herring. I don't recall anyone saying all 4 should immediately be booted. The immediate dismissal that people talked about only pertains to the 2 individuals that confessed. Not the other two. Granted, I believe they should have been booted as well, but, not until more information was obtained. This all has to do w/ the confession. If those 2 had not confessed, then I feel Saban would have been justified in finding out more.
@I4BamaNot sure how much more "intimate knowledge of the facts" you need. The 2 players confessed to the crime of beating a fellow student. This is a de facto admission that they had committed a crime and agreed it was a crime. What more intimate knowledge is needed? How severely the dude was beaten? I mean, c'mon.
Agree with you 100%. These fans who are talking about "due process", etc are off base. If the 2 players confessed to the crime, that is the end of it. They should have been booted immediately. It is nice to say Saban took "immediate action". Big flippin' deal. Having the players run stairs for 10 minutes is also taking "immediate action". There is a difference between "immediate action" and "appropriate immediate action".
And, what would these players have done once booted from the team? Claim they were unjustly booted? They committed a crime...they beat a student to a pulp. C'mon. And, for argument's sake, lets say it turned out these players didn't mean to confess and it turned out they were innocent. There is absolutely no rule in place that says once you are dismissed from a team that the coach/school/administration can't let you back.
In the end, Saban did the correct thing. But, this doesn't change the fact that those 2 that confessed should have been dismissed from the team immediately.
@AllTideUp @Brad_ATX @DaveinExile
Did you really just say that Saban took "definitive action" b/c he "indefinitely suspended" the players? I think that fits the definition of oxymoron.
1 year, 7 months ago on All 4 Alabama Football Players Arrested Earlier This Month Dismissed
Exactly what I was thinking when I read this article. Guess he doesn't realize Joeckel is from A&M and that he just might be the overall #1 pick. And, Matthews is gonna be a high 1st round pick next year. I think he just wanted to make a cute little statement.
1 year, 7 months ago on NFL Draft Analyst: “Johnny Football Is Like A Good Deodorant”
@AGator @I4BamaActually, if they are "suspended", then they ARE still part of the team. If they were "dismissed" from the team, then they would no longer be a part of the team. Bama should investigate the 2 players that did not confess. But, the two players that did confess to the crime (which was the most brutal part of this particular crime) should immediately be booted. I really don't understand all this confusion when someone actually confesses and when this is not a legal matter when it comes to booting a player.
1 year, 7 months ago on Bama Student On Beating Victim: “He Had Clearly Been Badly Beaten”
I hope you aren't a teacher! Good grief...what a bunch of gibberish! Do you even read what John wrote? Did you even read the articles on these players? It makes me wonder b/c you are comparing 2 players that CONFESSED to the Duke Lacrosse players who did NOT confess. That is a HUGE difference. Do you think if you worked for a major company like, were arrested for a crime, and confessed to it that your employer would put you on temporary leave? If so, buddy, I've got some ocean front property in Arizona for you at a very cheap price. The whole key to John's arguement regarding the two players is they CONFESSED. This isn't really rocket science. As for the judge, police office, and POTUS...they all work within the legal realms, granted, the POTUS could 86 you in a flash if he wanted. And, as for the doctor and therapist comment, they have a different responsibility to you, but, I'm sure they could refuse service to you as well. None of the comparisons you make are germane to this article. Maybe next time you post something, you won't try to act like you are objective and accuse someone else as being emotional.
@John at MrSEC @viciousdawg
John, You have been 100% correct regarding this story. These individuals I see talking about "due process" are clueless about its meaning. If I committed a violent crime and my employer found out and asked me point blank if I did it and I said, "yes, I committed that crime", I highly doubt my employer would put me on temporary leave pending my court date. Those two individuals that confessed should be kicked off the team now. Until then, Alabama deserves all the ridicule it gets from this story. And, saying Saban took swift action...the only action less swift would be running the stairs. Good grief.
Absolutely, positively no way Texas A&M will leave the SEC to go back to the Big12! And, yes, I understand what you are saying. But, even in you have a super-super conference like you are talking, and you split into two divisions...and SEC (East) & Big12 (West), it is still essentially 2 conferences with a title game at the end of the year. There is absolutely no way A&M would go for this. This would rip the positive recruiting aspect they currently enjoy (perceived, real, or not) from being in the SEC. No way this is ever gonna happen. But, it was a fun little read.
1 year, 8 months ago on How An SEC-Big XII Scheduling Alliance Could Doom The ACC
Pretty much agree with everything you typed! My guess is this Aggie pol is getting an earful from fellow Ags! There are a lot of ties between A&M and Bama that would make them natural rivals...same w/ MissSt. I can also see us becoming big rivals with LSU & Arky as well.
1 year, 8 months ago on Texas Lawmaker Pushes For Longhorns, Aggies To Renew Series
As an Aggie alum, I could care less if we play tu. Yes, it was a great game and a great tradition. Yes, I have a ton of Longhorn friends. But, I'm just fine with not playing them anymore. Would I like to? Sure. Do I care if we don't play in the foreseeable future? Nope. If we play in a bowl game...great. I like where we currently are right now...in the thick of the SEC. The best thing to happen to A&M after we got rid of Slocum was to move to the SEC and hire Sumlin. One advantage the Horns had over A&M is Austin vs College Station angle. I lived in Austin for about 7 years...and I loved it. Hard to compete w/ everything going on there. But, now that we are in the SEC...we have a new selling point...and, I think it counters the Austin nightlife angle...if not surpassing it.
So, would I welcome this game? Sure. Do I want this game? Not really. Do we need this game? Nope. Gig 'em