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Right around the corner!! Can't wait to get it started! 

How's your team looking this year?  
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This guy is going to have a BIG year, I think. 

Bammers Amri Cooper. 


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Mark, did you hear about Andre Debose (ACL) out for the year? Now our non-existent passing attack is even worse. Bummer.Whacko
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When you're a Texas Tech fan like myself, I've learned not to expect much, therefore I'm seldom disappointed.  I believe 'Bama will do it again, as I believe they will be even better than last year.  
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Mark, did you hear about Andre Debose (ACL) out for the year? Now our non-existent passing attack is even worse. Bummer.Whacko

Yes I did. Sad, but Andre never really lived up to expectations any way. He did have that killer kick off return for a TD in the Louisville game though.  
(I hate that I mentioned THAT game.) Light It Up

Rumor control has it that defensive back Purifoy may get see some time with the offense. Really hoping RB Matt Jones can get healthy and start producing. 

Better news ahead?? 

Defense front for the Gators should be pretty good. Easley and Fowler are pretty good. Wish we had Shariff Floyd for one more year.   

 
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

When you're a Texas Tech fan like myself, I've learned not to expect much, therefore I'm seldom disappointed.  I believe 'Bama will do it again, as I believe they will be even better than last year.  

Man, they were fun to watch when coach Mike Leach was there. 
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Just landed Lammons....Hope to get the other 2, especially 5 star WR Lane. 
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Go Stanford!!! We beat Oregon and won the Rose Bowl last year, that's good enough for me.  Big Smile
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Stanford's LB Shayne Skov is a good one, Mike.
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I'm just looking forward to the Alabama - Texas A&M game.  My right side wants A&M to win (home state and all that... even though it IS A&M and I graduated from UTexas), left side wants Alabama to CRUSH A&M... because it's A&M...
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A&M and Bama is gonna be one of the biggest games of the year. No doubt!    
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Did I hear something a while back about Johnny football having his tit in the ringer again? That boy makes one wonder about inferior mental intellect and (outside football) behavior.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Did I hear something a while back about Johnny football having his tit in the ringer again? That boy makes one wonder about inferior mental intellect and (outside football) behavior.

Yeah, I'm not sure what to make out of all that. Talked to Ted yesterday about it, (Tex A&M alum, for those who don't know) and we decided it was somewhere between JM's immaturity and the media sensationalizing everything he does. 
Truth is probably in the middle.   
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Just landed Lammons....Hope to get the other 2, especially 5 star WR Lane. 

Trifecta!! Got all 3!! 

Go Gators!! Yippee
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It's gonna be a long day for ATM this go 'round IMO.  'Bama will be more than ready.  I don't look for Manziel to have the year he had last year.  They lost tons of guys too IIRC. 

I hate to say it Wink, but U of TX appears to be loaded for bear....most experienced team returning in all of NCAA supposedly.  I have my doubts that Mack Brown is good enough to handle it, but we'll see. 
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I'm amazed that TX doesn't fair better than they do, considering the amount of talent that resides in the state.

I think they will be a 500 team AT BEST.
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Alabama is ANGRY... A&M had better be working on being TOUGH...
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JGR, I don't know if JM will be able to repeat the incredible stats he had last year, but I will say this....
take a look A&M's schedule. With the exception of Bama (which they have at home), and LSU, the rest of their schedule looks to be very winnable. 8 of their 12 games are at home. They don't play Georgia, Florida, or SC. It's as favorable as schedules get in the SEC.

They lost 6 key players to the NFL --
WR Ryan Swope, a fantastic receiver, but Mike Evans (6'5" 225lbs, and only a sophomore) is more than capable of filling his shoes (he lead the team in receiving last year), and they are very deep at WR.
DE Demontre Moore -- he was a beast, tied for 2nd in sacks (in all of college football) last year. He's one of those "once in a decade" players who will be really hard to replace. However, they still have LB Steven Jenkins who was their leading tackler last year.
RB Christine (yes, that's really his name) Michael -- a good RB, however Ben Malena is just as good, averaging 6 yds/carry last year. And, JM was their leading rusher anyway.
OT Luke Joeckel -- another huge loss, but Jake Matthews is still there, and the OL is still expected to be very strong.
LBs Sean Porter and Jonathan Stewart -- both very good but not upper tier LB's. Nevertheless, LB may prove to be their biggest question mark at the start of this season.

A&M had a definite top 10, and some say top 3 recruiting class last year, so there's lots of young potential on the roster. The move to the SEC, coupled with their win against Bama last year, combined with JM winning the Heisman and Coach Sumlin's recruiting prowess, has been a boon to recruiting, with several of the blue chip TX players electing to stay in the state and play in College Station.

Coach Kevin Sumlin can never be counted out. He's a proven winner not just last year at A&M, but in other programs (notably Houston) before that.

Certainly, anything can happen, but short of JM torpedoing the entire team (which isn't totally out of the realm of possibility) with his off-the-field controversies, I look for A&M to have at least a 10-2 record. They are loaded with talent.

The Bama game will be a huge challenge for them. It's really hard to beat a Saban-coached team 2 years in a row, and they will be coming to Kyle Field with thoughts of revenge this year.

I agree with Mark -- University of Texas will be mediocre this year IMO and I don't look for them to top .500. In the Big 12, watch out for TCU. They used to be the perennial whipping boy in every conference they were in, but if the past few years is any indication, that's not the case now. They should never be overlooked.





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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I'm amazed that TX doesn't fair better than they do, considering the amount of talent that resides in the state.

I think they will be a 500 team AT BEST.
I have no school loyalty, so does not matter to me.   I've physically been to 1 Texas-OU game and I wasn't going there then.  I don't "pull" against them, but don't pull for them, either.  Texas/A&M rivalry has always been fun for me... but of no consequence.  I like it because it is leverage into people's psyche... just like Alabama-Auburn, Michigan-Ohio, USC-UCLA.  Silly really, but interesting to observe...
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I don't think there's any rivalry in college football that comes close to Bama and Auburn. It's on another level....

It's a 365 day a year JOB hating each other. 
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Sumlin is the real deal.  ATM hit a home run with him.  UT will surprise you I think. They have talent running out their ears too, as always, but they return loads of experience.  Last year, Bama just came off the LSU war, which they barely pulled out in the end....a huge emotional drain.  ATM came off a bye week.  That's the only reason ATM beat them IMO.  This year, "Bama comes off a bye.......Who knows though, this is why they play the game.  JM, with all that talent, better get his crap together though.  He is a marked man this year. 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I don't think there's any rivalry in college football that comes close to Bama and Auburn. It's on another level....

It's a 365 day a year JOB hating each other. 


You may be right, but that's arguable obviously.......Mich V Ohio St, UT v OU.  I do believe there's nothing like game day in the SEC. 
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FOOTBALL sucks....... I'm going to take up lacrosse.

But as you know, my favorite football team/s are.
1) Ga tech  win lose or draw, mainly lose but hey I got there backs.

Then it goes as follows on a certain game I want them to win..
2) Clemson
3) South Carolina
4) North Texas
5) LSU
6) Tennessee
7) Missouri
8) Vanderbilt
9) Florida
10) Appalachian St
11) Auburn
12) Kentucky
 




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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I don't think there's any rivalry in college football that comes close to Bama and Auburn. It's on another level....

It's a 365 day a year JOB hating each other. 


You may be right, but that's arguable obviously.......Mich V Ohio St, UT v OU.  I do believe there's nothing like game day in the SEC. 

Well...when Bama won't even say the word "Auburn" because it's so repulsive to them and refer to them merely as "that school out West".....uh.....that's pretty bad. 
Steelbenz will check in here soon and I'm sure he'd love to elaborate more. Big Grin

Ohio State and Michigan is a bad one too. I agree. 
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