The NFL Draft on Thursday will be a historic day for A&M. Both ESPN and NFL Network will televise the draft starting at 7pm CT.
A&M has a chance to make history with Mike Evans, Jake Matthews, and Johnny Manziel all expected to be drafted in the top 10 picks. Assuming one of these players is selected in the top 10, it will be the fourth straight year Texas A&M has a top-10 pick. Only 5 other college programs have accomplished this feat: Alabama 2009-13, Miami (FL) 2002-05, Ohio State 1994-97 and USC 1993-97. And if Manziel goes in the top 10, Texas A&M would be the first school since the 1990-92 Houston Cougars with two quarterbacks drafted in the top 10 in a three-year span.
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New defensive coordinator at Texas, Vance Bedford, took some shots at Johnny Manziel last night. With only 1 defensive recruit in the ESPN300, you would think Bedford should spend less time criticizing former A&M players and more time recruiting. Not to mention, he can’t enjoy an easy AAC schedule anymore. With most Big12 teams running a hurry-up, no-huddle offense, Bedford will have his hands full this season. Continue reading UT Coach Criticizes Manziel
A&M and Texas continued their awkward dance on Tuesday when Texas AD Steve Patterson said that he’s not looking to schedule a nonconference football matchup with Texas A&M. But rather, he is more concerned with scheduling games outside of the US in order to expand the Texas brand. Since A&M’s departure to the SEC, the Lone Star Showdown has come to screeching halt. It is a casualty of conference realignment but one that has been felt by all college football fans. Let’s just say Texas vs. TCU on Thanksgiving Day aired by the Longhorn Network doesn’t quite have the same appeal as the nationally televised ESPN primetime Lone Star Showdown.
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Charlie Strong made headlines a couple months ago when he was asked about Kevin Sumlin being “Coach cool” and competing with the “Swagcopter.” His response was, “The University speaks for itself. We don’t need gadgets. We’re not going to be a gadget program.” Continue reading Sorry Charlie
Earlier this month, another Longhorn recruit flipped his commitment to the Aggies. This has been a noticeable trend that began with WR Ricky Seals-Jones in 2013, the top recruit in the Texas. It was further amplified in 2014 with the defects of DT Zaycoven Henderson and LB Otaro Alaka, and has only just begun in 2015 with OT Connor Lanfear. Continue reading The SEC and Sumlin Effect: A Recruiting Narrative of A&M vs. Texas