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

    Very simple..... no.

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

    Elite / not yet. One season wonder / to be determined. In this conference you have to win the SEC Championship to be called "elite". All of this is my opinion of course.

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

    If my having Johnny Manziel nightmares last night is any gauge, then they're well on their way to becoming one of the SEC elite...

    [And their defense showed yesterday that they're nothing to sneeze at either...]

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

    No, not in their first year. Sumlin can probably get them there in short order though.

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

    A&M is very good, no doubt, but the SEC figures out offenses very quick. We figured out how to keep it in check in this game. We just made too many uncharacteristic mistakes, and came 2 yards from winning despite 3 TO's, refusing to trust our running game, and AJ missing lots of open receivers all day. I make no excuses, A&M did what they had to do to win, but let's not make this any more than what it is. We made a lot of mistakes and they took advantage. We are the only elite SEC team they have beat so far, so let's hold off crowning them elite just yet.
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    A & M is the new kid on the block. To me, to be elite, you should have to serve your time. Even though they are a good team, they are still a two loss team this SEC season, losing to LSU and FL. Because they beat us and some other SEC teams (when we seemed to be playing at our worst), does not qualify them as elite in the SEC. Also, I do think one great QB can almost make a team, or at the very least score much more than they would with an avg. QB - think AU with Cam Newton. Look what happened to them after he left. Time will tell.

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    Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    Need consistency to be called elite. Gotta do it more than one year.
    RTR!

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

    Mazel is an elite player who could probably lead most any team in the SEC to the top. He's just that good but next year is another year and he might not have those two NFL ready tackles protecting him. Time will tell
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    One game....one game...a 5 point win...one game.

    Liberate yourselves. Don't be prisoners of the moment.
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    One game....one game...a 5 point win...one game.

    Liberate yourselves. Don't be prisoners of the moment.
    Yep, like I said we are the only ranked team they've beat. Besides us, they've beat Ole Miss, MSU, Arky, AU, Louisiana Tech, SMU, South Carolina State, and they have MIZZOU and Sam Houston St. We are the only good team they've beat, and they caught us at the perfect time. Don't make it into more than it is just yet.
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    JM is this year's version of Cam Newton in terms of how he affects the game.

    Let's see how they handle things in the long term, but in the meantime... in the next 2-3 years he's playing qb at TAM they are probably top 3 in the SECW with Bama and LSU.

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

    TAMU has earned a large place in the SEC West. IMO: to be considered as elite,
    I would expect back to back, or several major wins a year for a couple of years.
    Kevin Sumerlin, TAMU and certainly Johnny Manzelplayed a great game Saturday night.
    I'm reminded of the old line from the Wrestler Rick Flair...
    'To be the best, ya got to beat the best'... 'WHOOO'...
    This year TAMU beat us and we owe them a measure of respect.
    We owe them enough to circle the date of next years game in Tx and attempt a little revenge.
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    Re: Should aTm now be considered one of the SEC elite?

    No, they will have up in down years. And off the subject, Texas is still the best team in Texas despite this year.

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