Thought A&M would struggle in their first season in the SEC? Apparently not, as they turned in their best season since 1998, going 10-2 then destroying Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. Some guy named Johnny Manziel had a little to do with it, becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman after a season with more than 3,700 passing yards, 1,400 rushing yards, and 47 total touchdowns. Unfortunately he can’t do his own receiving, but he has Mike Evans (82 receptions, 1,105 yards) at wide receiver. Depth at receiver will be necessary as they lose Ryan Swope, but Manziel can do it himself when in trouble. The offense, which ranked 14th in passing and 11th in rushing for 4th overall, will not be a problem. The defense ranked 26th, which is good, but it loses its top three players to the NFL, so some of the 17 four-star recruits will have to step up. Say what you will about the SEC schedule, but they beat Mississippi State and Alabama on the road and made Oklahoma look like they came out of the Big Sky Conference or something last year. Enough said. Oh, and Manziel has three more years of eligibility. Watch out SEC.
The Texas A&M Aggies operate under head coach Kevin Sumlin at Kyle Field, which holds just over 83,000 fans. They have three national titles, 18 conference titles, and 34 bowl appearances all-time, and rivalries with Arkansas and LSU. By moving to the SEC, they deactivated their rivalries with Texas and Texas Tech. While they have often just been above-average (and they played in the Southwest Conference for a long time), A&M has made a bowl in 21 of the last 28 seasons. The Aggies have had many NFL players throughout the years. Currently the list includes: Oakland Raiders star punter Shane Lechler and Denver Broncos defensive end Ty Warren. Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on the Aggies first shot at the Southeastern Conference this year!