Saturday, October 07, 2006

College Football Week 6

Another Saturday, another Texas Aggie football game.

A week after the last minute loss to Texas Tech, A&M makes it's second road trip of the season, it's first outside the state of Texas, to Lawrence, KS to take on the Jayhawks of the University of Kansas. Due to last week's loss, the Aggies' record stands at a deceiving 4-1 (0-1 in conference) and the natives are getting restless. During the week, Athletic Director Bill Byrne defended the program from the criticisms from frustrated alumni. His defense was largely further criticized by alumni as well as local sports media. The bottom line is that A&M has been a "cellar dweller" for the past few seasons of Big XII play and most of us loyal Ags are very frustrated. As the San Antonio sportswriter wrote, all we want is a return on our investment.

Get it together Fran! You are losing the support the Aggie faithful! BTHO Kansas!

UPDATE: Texas A&M won the game in the final minutes by a score of 21-18. I didn't watch the game since I was at the Germanfest, but from reading the highlights, it wasn't a pretty win. As mentioned, the Aggies were playing from behind and did secure the victory on a gutsy drive, but this win will not please those who are already off the Fran bandwagon. Kansas is not exactly a powerhouse in the Big XII. Most prognosticators will still be picking Missouri next week when the Aggies return home to Kyle Field. Anything can happen though. I still remember how close the Aggies came to losing at Kansas in 1998 and then returned home the following week to dominate number 2 ranked Nebraska. But that seems like an eternity ago and a lot has changed in that time beside coaching staffs. I will of course be rooting for the Aggies throughout the season but I will need a reason to be optimistic from week to week and right now, I don't have that feeling. Gig 'Em Ags! Give me the reason to believe!

3 comments:

Bubba said...

I watched. Can't get excited. Seems like we have lots of talent, but for whatever reason can't get our acts together. And the option play needs to go away forever.

Bubba's Mom said...

Coach Fran doesn't even look like an Aggie. He never changes his expression, there's no fire in the man! Are the Aggies growling enough? Are they yelling "Farmers Fight" enough? Could Miss Reveille do more maybe? Would talking some mean trash help? What could it be??? Let's start a "Bring back R.C." movement.

Anonymous said...

Go Mizzou!!!