I agree with all that was said. I'm obviously disappointed with the result, but we got beat by the team that played the better game. Sumlin really impressed me with his preparation, and Manziel is a monster. He is like that fighter that just always seems to move at the right time and you never can get a direct shot on him. I wondered about some of our play calling, but I'm not second guessing it, they know more about that stuff than I do. I thought we looked like a mentally tired football team considering what all has happened in the past 7 days. With all that said, Roll Tide and let's still get to Atlanta and win the SEC!
Great thread. They deserve the credit. We were outplayed and outcoached.
The best thing to ever come out of Tennessee...I-65 heading south.
My fedora tip to the Aggies as well. Proud of our guys for their fight despite being down 20 in the 1Q!!! RTR!
"You can't argue with a drunk or an idiot." ~Dad
I felt the Bama OFFENSE would need to control the ball for nearly 40 minutes today. That's the opposite of what we did last week with our offense having the ball for 20 minutes and 15 seconds. The Aggies had the ball for 32+ minutes. We could have still won. I would have liked to see us run the ball on 1st down on that last drive. On the last play how about a TE going to the left in the end zone as an option to having no one open. instead of us focusing only on the right side with #7 and #9. Also, #9 was more open than #7 on the 4th down.
Well, Swope had the game of his life. That #13 wide receiver is a hoss: 6'5" 220! The way that he stretched for 1st downs carrying our DB's. We need one built like him.
Manziel won my Heisman vote. He did not make mistakes in this game like he did against LSU. He has improved. He seems to be a cocky guy. I guess that's what you need in a QB.
When I watched the A & M vs Louisiana Tech game earlier, I never thought that our D would have this kind of trouble with Manziel. I only wish he was a Senior! He is going to be real tough for 3 more years and Aggie recruiting is going to get even better. I really wish they could play the Longhorns in a bowl.
It appears that they were sky high for this game. I guess when you are playing the #1 team it's that way. You are a target for a motivated team and they seemed really motivated. I guess the Aggies made the RIGHT hire in selecting Coach Sumlin. They may have to raise his salary after this win.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" Patrick Henry
Manziel is on a roll, it's unbelievable how poised he is as a freshman.
Also, very few QBs can hurt you with the run that bad and also turn around and pass the ball with accuracy, he made some great throws.
Really hard to defend a guy like that, especially the first time you face him.
Still think we blew the game on offense with the turnovers, but i do tip my hat to them, they played a very good mistake free game.
Nice game Aggies. Kudos.
"This is not the end. This is the beginning." - Nick Saban, at the 2009 NC celebration at B-D.
Big win for Kevin Sumlin. Looks like he will now be at AM for a while, and we will have to contend with this O going forward. And while the loss really hurts, I'm happy for Coach Stallings--I have a feeling that this game really meant a lot to him.
"Football is a hard game. These spread coaches forget that. Until good defenses remind them." Gene Stallings
Give em credit, A&M came to play and they played all night. They're going to fit in around here. I think we will learn from this and still have a great year. Gotta give Fulton credit for hanging with Evans the last half of the game. He done real good for being so outsized...
I agree. Great win for Texas A&M, both for players and coaching staff. Manziel is deserving of the name, Johnny Football, especially being a freshman.