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Been reading their board this morning and here are some general thoughts:
1. Some are claiming it's a moral victory and others are downright MAD that they were so close to pulling off the upset. Kind of expected
2. They overall feel that Sumlin is the right guy
3. They can't understand their play-calling in the 2nd half
4. They feel like that game still helped them with recruiting
there is definitely some butthurt fans over there.. I believe Sumlin is the right guy.. He seems very Charismatic and energetic.. I think he will recruit well.. I also disagree with how he managed the game after his lead.. should have went to the run game to see if it could have success.. they have a good o-line and our defense had been out there alot early on.. He needs to realize that in the sec if ya throw 56 times ya just wont beat the tougher teams in the conference.. Why was he throwing with a 12-0 lead late in the 2nd half? He wasnt playing wvu
Lets be honest, they dont turn the ball over 5 times they probably win the game so I could see how their side could be frustrated. I also feel our side is probably more frustrated and we won the flippin game
No doubt those turnovers played a huge role. Also, I know their last score was a gimme, but you don't see many games end 24-19 when the turnover margin is +5
Well remember who caused the turnovers. They are a significant part of any game.
The Aggie offense will work against the weaker SEC teams but will lose against the upper echelon teams that actually have a defense. Built for the Big12. No different than Oregon, run up huge numbers against Pac12 teams, get ranked high, and lose by significant margins to top SEC teams. If we had any offense at all, we would have won by 28 or more.
Remember too we stopped them midway thru the 2nd quarter. Only LSU stopped its offense with dumb calls, missed passes, or penalties.
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they threw 56 times with Tate Forcier Jr at QB and expect to not have turnovers?
"In the SEC,you're a glorified run support guy.In the Big 12, you're a cover guy."-Bobby Burton asking why DBs go SEC
They are still undefeated in moral victories dating back to the 2010 season and is the favorite to win yet another moral victory national championship ring.
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
Having been atthe game and tailgating after I have to say I was very disappointed in their fan base. They did not care at all about the loss and were all too friendly. Not saying it's a bad thing that they were so welcoming but it is something I have never seen in an opposing fan base. I have been to many away game venues in the SEC and love encountering fans who know how to get riled up and talk some friendly trash. A&M wanted nothing to do with that.
We were very dissapointed in their fan base and the environment of the "12th man". Mississippi State is a better road trip than College Station.
You are right, my Japanese friend. They were too friendly in a loss and if you are one dimensional on offense in the SEC then you will lose the big games. Christine Michael was plenty stout enough they just don't have the beef on the OL to pave roads for him. Joeckel is an All-American in the Big 12. Can he be All-American in the SEC?
Well considering I got banned till 2014 from their site yesterday Id say my thoughts on those goober bumpers are that they are a bunch of crybabies and they can't take what they dish out. (Especially the admins)
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Moral victory? They played a competitive game at home against an supposedly elite team. They circled this game last year when they knew they were SEC bound. Because of their tradition, fan base, fertile recruiting field, they will eventually be a upper third SEC tier program - surpasing Arkansas, Auburn, and the Vols. They will make the SEC West tougher from top to bottom. The win was more decisive that the score indicates. Christine Michaels and Morales weren't Hill, Ware, and Ford. I like their receiver Swopes.
Not sure Sumlin is the right guy, not yet. Some thought Chizak was the right guy at Auburn, too. Sumlin is in the unforgiving SEC now. Whatever he did at Houston or whatever is no guarantee here.
You're not going to throw the ball 40-50 times in the SEC and win. Johnny Football is an amazing kid but he'd not going to last a full season. Over the long haul, they will become LSU's biggest rivial.
Recruiting? The demise of Texas opens the doors for them and LSU. The Aggies have always had good players, they will get more.
ya gonna turn the ball over when ya throw 56 times.. the more they threw the more i knew we were going to force a big To and turn the game around.. if they throw that many times against bama i bet they grab several big turnovers
As an Aggie I can tell you I don't believe in moral victories, I do believe Sumlin has the program headed in the right direction but I'm not a believer in our OC or OL coach, because our OC doesn't believe running the ball is important our 2nd half play calling was horrible, and yes the game did help with recruiting because everyone going into this year said we'd be murdered by the likes of an LSU but we proved that with another year or two of top level talent we'll be able to beat LSU and other top level teams. Those top level recruits at the game should see a great opportunity. LSU is good but we are right there.
If we had any kind of an offensive flow and gameplan LSU would have won this game heavily in the second half. It seems to me like our offensive coaches are our own worst enemy. We will drive the football down the field with Hill only to have our coaches stall us out with crazy play calling inside the ten. Its like each drive we try out a new plan of attack and there is no one set plan of attack.
I thought the aTm defense played well but there is no way we shouldnt have put up 30 + points in that game.
You don't need the +30 points to win. You need to win decisively and minimize injuries.
A&M had five turnovers, LSU, zero. Aggies players said the LSU oline was athletic, nasty, the best they faced.
Sumlin is just like Holgerson. The offense is his baby and, when it comes time to make decisions, will always chose the best players to play RB instead of LB and WR instead of CB or Safety. For those reasons, I don't foresee A&M ever having a particularly good defense under Sumlin. It's the same reasons I don't think we'll ever see great defenses out of Holgerson, Leach, Rodriguez, etc... All of those coaches have staked their careers on high scoring offenses and they won't let something like providing good personnel to their defenses get in the way of that.
Sumlin is your OC. No one else is realistically responsible for your offense.
If I were them I would be more concerned that a run first QB is not the answer to big time and fast defenses. Chief played it out for one quarter and then figured him out. If that game goes on, their offensive production keeps going down. LSU started finding holes in their defense towards the end and it showed.
Miles did what Miles always does; he wins in the most conservative manner possible. He doesn't give up anything on O and let's the D win. A philosophy that most fans won't understand and scares the living hell out of all of us.
That isn't true, KK calls all the plays.
id go out on a limb and say if mett doesn have 7 tos, we are undefeated. Means absolutely nothing. If mett doesnt throw almost a pick 6 against usc, we roll them. See how that works
i like the Miles offensive philosophy of power running and conservative passing... i just don't think we have the OC to coordinate all this. LSU deserves a proven OC
Thoughts on aTm: Good tradition, and will be a good rival in the future. Good HC, but as one-dimensional as we are, just a different emphasis. Good SEC defenses will be able to handle that offense. Hats off to them for playing us tough, but, as usual, we were our own worst enemies on offense. If Manziel keeps running the ball like he did against us, he will be fortunate to make it through the season.
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