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The meteoric rise of our program over the last 12 months, I believe, has blinded many of us of what is to come. The nation and the SEC have been blinded by Johnny Football and this offense.
But what they don't realize is that while JFF and his magic show is entertain the SEC in the town square, Sumlin is surrounding the town with a team of defensive mercenaries, handing them a roll of piano wire, and telling them "bring me heads."
Everyone marvels over the signings of RSJ, the Quiv, and other offensive talent, but I don't believe people realize he's about to put a defense out there with talent comparable to the elite A&M defenses. Guys like Chevis who could walk in to the NFL combine and out rep linemen 5 years older than him and Noel Ellis who makes Sammy Davis look like Gina Davis sans the red drapes and rug. And that doesn't even touch the DL talent coming in.
We are going to see the best A&M teams we've ever seen over the next 3 years, with or without Johnny, and I think you all should be prepared.
This is crazy. I was a about to post something very similar to this. Good stuff right there.
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
Phineas, I agree with everything you said, but it should be pointed out that what Sumlin is doing is amazing, but it's not even going to set us apart from the rest of the SEC, talent wise.
It's really just bringing our depth and size/speed up to snuff across the board.
This league is so good and so deep that if you're not signing a top 10 national class 3/4 of the time, you're falling behind.
That said, the quality of our coaches and our strength and conditioning program is excellent, so we should be in a great situation to compete for SEC (and thus, national) championships for the foreseeable future.
I think we will have the most unstoppable offense in the nation next year (I honestly believe we have a chance to put up 40 on Bama), and even though our defense will be young, we will have more than enough talent to get enough stops to let our offense outscore everyone. Snyder and Co. were miracle workers with the talent and depth they had last year, and this class will be a great influx of talent for them to work with. If the defensive staff can coach up these young guys in the spring and summer then our defense will be plenty stout.
On the money. This is how good the SEC is. What we're building will allow us to compete year in and year out, even as the league adjusts to new offensive schemes. But this is something that the upper echelon of the league does every year.
Its definitely the off-season
You are most definitely trying to HARD with that post.
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