Originally Posted by DaKCMan AP
Took Mizzou OT to win last season.
Yeah, it did.
Then aTm lost Tannehill, Gray, Fuller and Michael (though I guess Michael will likely be back for next season, but it seems like his knee injury was around the same time as Josey's), and its defense saw considerable losses, too (3/4 of the secondary, 2/3 of the DL).
Throw in a new coach and a new QB, a completely different offense, a new defensive scheme (for a school that had been recruiting 3-4 personnel), and I think aTm is in for a long season.
Pinkel has had tremendous success against Texas A&M and has had no problem in College Station, either. He's 5-1 against the Aggies as coach at Mizzou, and 2-1 at College Station.
The only game Pinkel has lost to A&M included a fumble through the end zone on what should should have been a breakaway score by Will Franklin on the game's second or third play. Changed the game considerably (and Missouri still only lost by 6).
Missouri has been a far superior program to Texas A&M for the past decade. Everyone but the incoming freshman have experienced the environment and experienced winning there.
There are games on the schedule that make me nervous. Texas A&M isn't one of them. It's going to require a miraculous coaching job from Sumlin and co. to make the Aggies dangerous this year.