Quick question: Had anyone told you one year ago that Texas A&M would win 11 games during the 2012 season, produce a Heisman Trophy winner and enter 2013 a near-unanimous Top 5 team, how would you have responded? My guess is that there would’ve been some kind of bad “Mayan apocalypse” joke mixed in there somewhere.
Only entering 2013 that is the reality in College Station: Texas A&M is an emerging college football super-power. They’ve got the perfect coach in place, an exciting offense, a genuine superstar in Johnny Manziel and SEC street cred to go along with it. If the conference is going to win its eighth straight title next season, A&M is as likely a candidate to make it happen as anyone.
Then again, that hardly means the Aggies are a crystal ball shoe-in either. This team still has plenty of questions surrounding its defense and what the departure of Kliff Kingsbury means to this offense. They’ve also got to keep Manziel in check and out of trouble.