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  1. The current system is broken when athletes and coaches and a department as a whole are punished over the wrongdoing of a paper pusher who is no longer employed by the university.
  2. May be a big swing and miss...but that felt like a really solid draft for the Cowboys.
  3. My gut is telling me by the time August rolls around the majority of the country will be operating somewhat "normally"
  4. I was working off the fact that K-State was ranked ahead of Notre Dame from Week 4 until they lost after Week 11. I think A&M would've been the same.
  5. I’m going off of what the team was that season...not wanting to dig into what if scenarios of who would’ve been fired/hired or played etc. that’s how the article I recall being written so that’s what I was basing it on. Take that years A&M team and put them back in the Big 12 instead of the SEC. For the sake of looking, let’s put A&M in place of TCUs conference schedule (thanksgiving vs Texas). Sept 15 @ Kansas Oct 6 vs Iowa State Oct 13 @ Baylor Oct 20 vs Texas Tech Oct 27 @ Oklahoma State Nov 3 @ West Virginia Nov 10 vs Kansas State Nov 22 @ Texas Dec 1 vs Oklahoma that particular schedule would’ve set up really well for A&M. 1st team with a pulse wasn’t until mid-October. By that point in actuality A&M had dropped atleast 48 pts in 3 of the last 4 so the offense was doing just fine. And we all know how good the group played the last 5-6 games which sets up perfect with that schedule above.
  6. I'm honestly not stirring the pot here. I read an article on this topic recently. Can't remember where it was. Could've been Ian Boyd, could've been on The Athletic. I honestly don't remember. But I thought it was a well written article that brought up some good points that maybe we could have a civil discussion about. So the premise of the article and the discussion is this...would the team that A&M fielded in 2012 won the national title if they had still been playing in the Big 12. 2012 Big 12 Football Standings 1 Kansas State 11-2 (8-1) 2 Oklahoma 10-3 (8-1) 3 Texas 9-4 (5-4) 4 Oklahoma State 8-5 (5-4) 5 Baylor 8-5 (4-5) 6 Texas Tech 8-5 (4-5) 7 TCU 7-6 (4-5) 8 West Virginia 7-6 (4-5) 9 Iowa State 6-7 (3-6) 10 Kansas 1-11 (0-9) *Missouri 5-7 A&M offensively was just a different animal than we've seen in a long time. Obviously Manziel at QB was studly once they got rolling. They were incredibly talented up front, and had a bevy of skill position talent built up as well. Even if the defense struggled against the Big 12 spread offenses...that A&M offense would've torched the 2012 Big 12 defenses on a weekly basis. We obviously don't know 100% what the Big 12 would've looked like had A&M stayed put. More than likely Missouri doesn't leave and TCU and West Virginia don't join. Either way...none of those 3 beat the Aggies. A&M pretty easily steam rolls Kansas and Iowa State. TCU, Tech and Baylor were not going to beat the Aggies either and they most likely get thumped in the process. Texas...well as a Longhorn...lets just be glad that A&M was in the SEC at this point. I shudder to think of that Manny Diaz led defense trying to stop the Aggies. Which leads us to the 2 biggest teams that could've challenged the Aggies. Oklahoma we already saw the end result. Kansas State's best chance would've been to keep Manziel off the field...and even that would've boiled down to whether or not Klein was fully healthy when they played. Either way...don't think K-State knocks them off either. As the author of the article pointed out...no one in the Big 12 was going to consistently defend the Aggies. So A&M most likely runs the table and wins the Big 12. And considering their non-conference slate that year was SMU, South Carolina State, Louisiana Tech and Sam Houston State I think that is a safe assumption. If that had happened...we still would've gotten A&M vs Alabama, it just would've been for all the marbles. I really think A&M would've won that game again. 1) it would've been neutral site instead of in Tuscaloosa 2) Saban would not have had the luxury of seeing Florida and LSU slow down A&M on tape. 3) The extra time to prepare argument would fall flat...Saban had an entire offseason to gameplan for A&M and proceeded to give up even more yards and points the next year.
  7. I'm not arguing that teams belief at all. I would be disappointed if they didn't think that. I'm saying that me, as a fan, watching them I never doubted that 2016 crew. They hit another gear around the middle of February that year where they just throttled everyone and didn't blink. I don't know that anyone played them within 20 from mid February. It took them going 0/3 on scoring and Notre Dame going 3/3 in the last minute and change for them to get knocked out. And Notre Dame played in the Elite Eight. I was not surprised when they beat West Virginia the way they did. Just think that team had "it". This 2019-2020 bunch was very good, and very talented. I do not discredit that at all. I think it was easily Keller's best team. Just think at some point they would've ran into a team that overwhelmed them. I didn't get that from the 2016 bunch.
  8. Wish we could've gotten to see this team in the tourney. Don't think they had the ability of Underwood's last team to make a deep run. Walkup and crew just had that feeling that they could beat anyone they stepped on the floor with. This group didn't have that...but I think they are better than Keller's other bunch that gave Tech all they wanted in Dallas. I can guarantee not too many big boys were going to be happy with drawing them in the 1st round.
  9. Wouldn't surprise me if we see Kiner-Falefa play 3rd, a bunch and Frazier play 1st a bunch. Guzman gets the short end of the stick because he has options left.
  10. I feel better about this team than I have in a bit...think the pieces could be there to make a run at a wild card and really contend again thereafter
  11. SFA doing it's best to get a huge crowd for Saturday. Would be a nice finishing touch to put it on Sam to finish the year.
  12. Ken Pomeroy trying to make an argument (and its valid) that SFA has performed better than the average bubble team.
  13. Just win out and secure it. Please lol
  14. Finally starting to get back into baseball mode! Excited for the real season to get going
  15. Haven't look all the way back through to see if anyone else has done it yet...but looked up A&Ms schedule and boy do they have a chance to have a great year! I'll be really surprised if they aren't 4-0 through the non-conference slate. And in all honesty, they should still be undefeated when they travel to Auburn in Mid-October. Without doing too much digging...I would think it's not too much of a stretch to say A&M enters the last 2 games of the year with a chance to get to 10-11 wins.
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