No, by no means are you living in my head. I do not have time for that. You walked into the conversation with your response to my comment about WETSU's comment on an A&M player not being "SEC good". I do not know who is the most ridiculous poster to be honest. WETSU or DB. They both kill me.
You want "analysis"? As an alum I have first hand knowledge of the success and failures of Texas football. As a student I suffered through the end of the Akers' era at Texas where they struggled to be .500. While my daughter matriculated at Texas she was there at the end of the Mack era and the beginning of the Strong era. Both of those eras where bracketed with success. Presently Texas is struggling even though they have had highly rated recruiting classes the coaching is still suspect because of an egomaniac as the HC. Will Texas ever win another conference championship much less a NC? Who knows? But at least in recent memory they have.
A&M is still the same as they ever were in the SWC, Big 12 and now in the SEC. Their best year in the SEC was with Big 12 players. They were the new kids on the block that had a stud receiver (Evans) that helped a scrambling QB win the Heisman. With that they still ended up second fiddle.
Honestly speaking, what is/or was A&M's best opportunity to win a conference championship or NC? Big 12 or SEC? All Texas has to really do is get past OU, which is a huge hurdle for Texas as long as Riley is there and maybe Baylor, but since Rhule is gone hopefully that won't be the case. A&M has to get past Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Auburn. I could care less about participation (conference alignment) trophies. It is win or go home and for the last decade Texas has gone home. The last time that A&M has won anything of significance lets just say that "it has been a while".
And when it comes to recruiting and being "SEC good". That is a ####-shoot for everyone. For a number of reasons there are always some stud that just may not work out; it may not all be conference affiliation.
It seems that A&M posters on here rely upon conference affiliation and having, or almost having, all of the pieces there to make a serious run. History proves otherwise. Excitement is already there going into next year with a ridiculous record with wins against weak D1 or FCS schools. At least for now Texas does not schedule FCS schools! Just for the record, how many of the "wins" that A&M has since joining the SEC have been against FCS schools? Padding the resume.
For now neither Texas nor A&M has any room to boast or make bold predictions. It is like claiming to be the fastest kid at fat camp. At least Texas can remember when they were the anchor leg on the Varsity Relay Team.