I come in peace so put down your pitch forks. I have been an Aggie fan since the early to mid 80s
I rarely register at sites for our opponents but decided to for whatever reason. This place reminds me just a little of our very own (texags.com) By the way, ignore most of what you read in the Aggie football section. Its nick named The Zoo for a good cause.
Lets get started. I have predicted the following
Fight'n Texas Aggies 25
Only because of these facts. Aggies going on the road to a tough opponent, question mark on defense and its the first game of the season. I feel that our defense will look greatly improved in the last half of the season. I really wish this game wasn't the first game of the year. Oh well... I keep hearing that our QB Kenny Hill will be "shook" due to crowd noise and atmosphere. I couldn't disagree more. It is rare that a QB is shook these days from crowd noise. In my time I have witnessed this most with QBs that played at much smaller schools IE non conference games. Ironically though, there is a youtube video of a t.u QB that couldn't get the snap off due to crowd noise at Kyle Field. The referees actually threatened penalties if our crowd didn't quiet down. Dont believe me?
These kids that play in the SEC are a cut above the average college football player. If they cant handle crowd noise they shouldn't be in the 2 deep. This is not a knock on yalls stadium or fan base btw. I know yall will have the stadium packed with 80+k and yall are very passionate.
Getting to the nit and gritty. I watched yalls spring game. I feel like I got a decent grasp for yalls current team. I know a spring game/scrimmage is not the most accurate way to assess a team but you can take away some things. This is what I gathered. I love yalls running game. It seems like most programs these days have a nice RB corps but yalls is a cut above. Yall have a weapon or two at WR. Shaq was one that I can remember. Yall's offensive line was either really freaking good or yall have taken a step or two back in the front 7 on defense. Its really hard to tell. Yall often talk bad about your secondary but I thought they looked good in the spring game. Unlike our secondary yalls DB's tackle and don't blow assignments. I was not impressed with Dylan Thompson. But I don't think he's going to be a huge factor either way in our game. Coach Spurrier is one of the very best. I assume he's going to run the ball a lot and keep the passing game very conservative meaning Dylan wont throw the ball down field much. For the record, I don't think Dylan is horrible. I just think his ceiling isn't very high. He's smart and committed but is a career back up as far as the NCAA level is concerned.
As far as our fans. Please treat them with respect. I say this because next year when you come to College Station you will be impressed. Our fans take pride in being friendly and helpful. Prepare yourselves while in College Station to hear a bunch of "Howdy, welcome to Aggieland" We will buy you a beer after the game and ask you how your travels were. Just an example, but in 2004 and 05 we played Clemson. They came to Kyle Field first and after they got back their President caught wind from the students and fans about their experience. Long story short, Clemson fans claim their President put out a mass email to the students asking them to be on their best behavior while our fans where in town. He apparently wanted to return the favor to our fans
Lastly, ignore everything you will hear from our former rivals from the Big 12. t.u, Texas Tceh and baylor. 90% of what you will read is totally fabricated or greatly exaggerated. Every fan base has some rotten apples but I must say we have very few rotten apples and police our own.
Looking forward to the game. Wish I could be there but Ill be watching. Ill stop by win or lose after the game.