Let’s be realistic though. A&M was 0-10 the last 5 years vs Alabama and LSU. 6-9 vs Auburn, Ole Miss and Miss State during that 5 years. Meaning they were the 6th best team in their 7 team division.
They were however 25-0 against Arkansas (5), Vandy (2), Tennessee, Rice (2), Sam Houston, SMU (2), UTEP, Lamar, UL Monroe, Ball State, Nevada, W. Carolina, PV A&M, New Mexico St, UTSA, Nicholls, Louisiana and New Mexico.
If it weren’t for Arkansas, Sumlin probably wouldn’t have made it to 2017.