Texas A&M Aggies College Football Preview 2021: What Will Happen, Season Prediction
For a program that has every possible advantage and a deep history, it hasn’t won a whole lot of really, really big things for a really, really long time.
Texas A&M has three national championships in football … sort of. Two of them – 1919 and 1927 – are more of a historical exercise, but the 1939 team grabbed the AP championship.
1939 is a long time ago.
The 1998 team shocked the college football world with a comeback win to beat Kansas State in the Big 12 Championship, and there were plenty of Southwest Conference titles in the late 1982 and early 1990s under RC Slocum, but …
1998 is a long time ago.
I still make the case that the 2020 team deserved the fourth seed in the College Football Playoff, but the Aggies didn’t win their division and didn’t win their conference championship.
Forget conference championships; just coming up with big seasons hasn’t been easy. The 2012 Johnny Manziel team was the only one to win double-digit games since the 1998 version did it.
Since 1998 and the BCS and then College Football Playoff era, last season was the first time A&M has truly been in the hunt for massive things. It’s had a few good moments, but now the program appears to be ready to go into hyperdrive under Jimbo Fisher and start to become a major player in the national title chase.
Set The Texas A&M Aggies Regular Season Win Total At … 10
There’s a massive question mark at quarterback, but this is a loaded team that deserves preseason top five consideration – at worst top ten – but in this world of the elite, how does it get to the final top four?
A&M has a team loaded with great recruiting classes, a head coach with a national championship on the resumé, and it has a schedule with no Florida, no Georgia, no real worries in non-conference play, and with Alabama and Auburn coming to its house.
It’s still not going to be easy with road games at LSU and Ole Miss to worry about, and there are always landmines in the SEC, but there’s nothing schedule-wise – unless Alabama is an unstoppable machine again – standing in A&M’s way from going at least 11-1 and playing for the SEC Championship.
This is what the big contract to Jimbo Fisher was for. This is why is was smart to maintain the stability so the program could get to this point.
At the very least, the Aggies are knocking on the door of consistent greatness. For a program that’s waited this long for major success again, it’ll take a few more months to get there.