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    Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    Saw an ESPN article about aTm being now considered an SEC elite. Is this the case or too much exuberance? They're a great team. They beat us in one game but I am wondering about that. I think when considering conference elite, one has to look at the last 2-3 years. They're still new. They were great yesterday but gimmicky usually runs out fast in the SEC. Thoughts?

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    Gotta do it again next year.


    Then we'll talk.

    But I think they go at least 9-3 next year.

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    You have to define elite. I think we are in the top 6 in the sec. For me, you have to win the sec a few times to be in the sec elite!

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    They are a good team, but they have to be consistent year in and year out. Really too early to say right now.
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    Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    They could beat a NFL team

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    At this point in the SEC:

    1. Texas A&M
    2. Bama
    3. LSU (very very close to Bama)
    4. UGA
    5. UF
    6. South Carolina
    7. Miss St
    8. Ole Miss
    9. Vandy
    10. Arkansas
    11. UT
    12. Missouri
    13/14. UK/Auburn
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    With all due respect to aTm, not yet. Sumlin has them on the right path and Manziel has 2/3 years left. Texas is loaded with talent and they'll attract the best with what they've shown so far. Next year maybe. Two years probably. Three years at this rate would result in a big YES.

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    The unexpected advent of Manziel makes the difference this year. Absent the hurricane that blew up their schedule, they may have beaten Florida and maybe LSU, too. Against Alabama they won fair and square, but by a razor-thin margin where one play from the 2yd line would have reversed the decision. So, this year, yes, being up there among the Alabamas and LSUs should probably count as elite.

    I disagree with Jess a bit that Manziel will be the all-star uncatchable unbeatable super QB next year. Oh, he'll be good. But Alabama had already put the shields up on him, 9 points in 3 quarters is about the same as anyone else. Next year will be determined to a far greater extent by normal attrition and recruiting, and Alabama doesn't play second fiddle in recruiting to anybody. The Aggies have arrived and made a mark in the SEC this year, but next year's results remain uncast.

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    After yesterday, what do YOU think? We've got 3 more years to figure out how to stop Johnny Football and he's just going to get better. We need several DB's and Linebackers who run a sub 4.0 40 Are there any out there we can recruit?
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    Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    At this point in the SEC:

    1. Texas A&M
    2. Bama
    3. LSU (very very close to Bama)
    4. UGA
    5. UF
    6. South Carolina
    7. Miss St
    8. Ole Miss
    9. Vandy
    10. Arkansas
    11. UT
    12. Missouri
    13/14. UK/Auburn
    One game folks one game. Bama had its worst game and A&M its best. Bama should have won but failed at the worst times possible. A&M made the plays. Last night's game is precisely why our conference was all for the playoff semifinal.

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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    Gotta do it consistently to be considered elite. Did beating FL a few years back make Ole Miss elite?
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    The elite team played its worst game of the year and the Aggies their best. Despite that, they were six feet from losing.

    Do any of you think if we had WON the turnover battle 3-0 then aTm would have won? If not then they're not an elite team. Would they have been within six feet? Nope. Elite teams aren't always undefeated. Let's not overreact.
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    A&M is not elite, but is a very good team. I thought the defense bottled JM up the last 3 qtrs, although he made a couple good throws in the 4th qtr. JM is good but iI think NS and the defense will be better prepared next season.

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