Watching the end of the Texas A&M gag against Texas last night gave me pause to think about something a long, long time NFL scout said to me once when I asked why couldn't Texas A&M field a big winner in the sport of football on the football field.
His answer: "Because it's College Station, Texas! Have you ever been there?"
The Aggies are 6-6 and will finish the season playing in some toilet bowl that could push them a totally disappointing 7-6 record. There is no more disappointing team this season than the Aggies.
Does John David Crow have any eligbility left?
People are calling for Mike Sherman's head just as they did Dennis Franchione and R.C. Slocum. My question is - does it matter? Forget the curse of the Red Sox, Cubs, and now Rangers, there is something in the water in College Station that prevents this team from being the power it's convinced it is. This school last won a football national title in ... something like 1939. Georgia Tech was a national title more recently.
Since 2000, the Aggies are 78-69. In that time they are 1-6 in bowl games; the win came in 2001 against TCU in Gary Patterson's first season.
College Station is not the hell pit that the former NFL scout believes it is. And if Baylor and TCU can turn it around there is no reason the Aggies can't. But it is now more apparent than ever that Mike Sherman is Dennis Franchione.
Sherman is going to get one year in the SEC, the Aggies will post a losing record, and then he will be fired. Whomever the Aggies hire to replace Shermancione will be expected to get it right this time and return Texas A&M to national standing. Godspeed, TBD Coach.
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