The Aggies are sexy again. It's been a long time coming.
Something magical happened on the road to irrelevancy and the weekly pounding that was supposed to come with the SEC relocation. And there's more to it than just Johnny Football. Or, should we say, Johnny Heismanziel.
Texas A&M is college football's new 'It' program. The Aggies were on their way to reestablishing themselves as relevant there's that word again before Saturday's program-redefining 'W' at Alabama.
A strong start, a top-15 ranking and the exposure that comes with being in the SEC had A&M on an upward slant. Manziel had also turned plenty of heads, racking up Cam Newton numbers as a freshman.
Yet, the doubts remained. Sure, the Aggies were better, just not SEC-contender better. Close losses to top 10 mates Florida and LSU suggested otherwise, but on a national scope and even within SEC country, those were still losses. The Aggies played good teams close before only to fall flat.
As a New Orleans Tim...