LMAO @ TAMU, since breakup of SWC in '96 they’ve had EXACTLY TWO season where they’ve won more than 9 games, '98 & '12. They actually think they’re a Top 5 Blue Blood program that should be competing for the NC yearly. Granted with all their $$$ and resources you’d thing they’d do better than actually do.
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.
re Briles’ name - you need to get new “sources” - if he couldn’t get hired as an analyst in Canada, he isn’t going to get hired at a mid-major program like A&M in Texas - about the only option Briles has remaining is as a QB draft analyst for the NFL and then only if he does his analysis privately and “anonymously”