I find it funny that A&M thought they’d reap the recruiting rewards of being the only Texas team in the SEC, only to see those recruits go to other SEC schools. Aggies don’t have much pull outside of Texas (why would kids want to go to College Station if not from Texas) which makes it difficult to compete against the schools that can recruit all over the southeast or even nationally.
Only way the Aggies are going to make this work is to go unconventional. Morris certainly isn’t going to be the guy to do it; basically a Sumlin clone. Briles would have been interesting there, but they probably need to get back to what worked before and that’s hire a defensive guy. Aranda at LSU, Diaz at Miami, Venables at Clemson, Patterson at TCU (never happen), Pruitt at Alabama…those guys have a chance to get them back to the Slocum years.