Originally Posted by SCohioBoy
a lot of that was the SEC hype machine. With Strong at UT things will shift back that way in a hurry. If it doesn't then yeah move TAM to that level. The are in a honeymoon period, much like uk last year. it's new and fresh, TAM to SEC. They were sexy for a moment, but they are about to take a step back on the field, recruiting will follow. It is typical for TAM, make a good jump forward, then they move back.
Good point about TX coming back in the picture. I still think A&M will continue to be a force on the recruiting front. They can sell tradition, nice facilities, the SEC. While I think their recruiting might drop off some it will not be that big. They are one of the wealthier schools in the country with a rabid fan base.
You also have to look at where they are recruiting... So much talent right around them with Texas, Louisiana, and to a lesser extent, Arkansas.