A&M can and probably will have sustained success, but the real question is how you define that... I think of A&M, especially with the hire of Jimbo, to be a 9-10 win team that occasionally competes for the SEC West. If I am A&M, I am good with that. The SEC helps with that. The problem Texas A&M runs into opposed to the other schools in the SEC is that A&M is competing with UT, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, Arkansas and Oklahoma for Texas recruits... not to mention all of the other schools that come in and grab 2 and 3 4*s here and there. It is difficult for a team like A&M or Texas to right the ship with that many hands reaching in your pocket. Both schools have seen it over the past few decades. Both schools have also seen success. Sustainable success within the state of Texas with the large number of recognizable schools gets increasingly difficult for the 2 big dogs at the top each year. They need to find a way to knock TCU and Baylor down a notch and get back to sharing with OU if either school wants a consistent 10 win season like you see out of LSU, Bama, Ohio St etc.