It’s been a battle two decades long, but we’re getting closer
I wrote the blurb a few days before this tweet, proving that all overly-handsome men named Peter are on the same page …
Yes, the Aggies
They'll be favored in every single game rest of season and the Alabama loss means they could go 9-1 and not have to play in SEC Championship.
Bama & UGA likely to have to play twice still. pic.twitter.com/DJno2ZHxaY
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) October 12, 2020
Watch out for Texas A&M.
I spent the better part of four years trying to force Michigan State into a Big Ten championship football program.
If you pick a team to do big things long enough, eventually it’ll happen, and in 2013 all my hard work paid off with a 13-1 season, a Big Ten title, and a Rose Bowl victory.
I’ve been in discussions, meetings, and confabs to crank up this Texas A&M program that’s bound by absolutely nothing.
It has the right facilities, right money, right recruiting base, right alumni, right everything, but it was 2019 LSU that enjoyed the season Texas A&M should’ve had at some point over the last, oh, gajillion years.
The 52-24 loss to Alabama didn’t help the movement, but there’s a chance A&M can still be the team that slips in through the College Football Playoff back door by going 9-1.
If Alabama rips through its schedule – not a given with the way the D played against Ole Miss – goes 11-0 with an SEC Championship, and if A&M’s only loss was totally forgivable on the road to the Tide … boom.
But Texas A&M has to go against type and not be all Texas A&M.
At Mississippi State, Arkansas, at South Carolina, at Tennessee (that’s the worry in all this), Ole Miss, LSU, at Auburn.
A&M might not be all that special, but it’s got the coaching staff with its guys in place, it has the veteran quarterback in Kellen Mond, and it’s got a good enough team to get through each step in this.
Of course it’s not going to happen – LSU and Auburn should get better as the year goes on, and despite my efforts, it’s Texas A&M – but there’s no Georgia or Clemson on the schedule, and Florida and Bama are out of the way.