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The Unrealistic Expectations of the Texas A&M Football Program

“I’m sure I may be criticized for this post but I honestly don’t care. I’ve been on the Board of Regents for the A&M System for almost seven years. During that time, I’ve not once commented on Kevin Sumlin and his performance during his tenure at our school. I never said a word when he and his agent manipulated a much bigger and longer contract. I said nothing about his arrogance and his mishandling of multiple player controversies. I said nothing when we had multiple awesome recruiting classes, only to see key players leave our school or underperform. But tonight I am very disappointed and I have to say this. Kevin Sumlin was out-coached tonight, which isn’t new. He recruits well, but can’t coach the big games, or the close games. Our players were better tonight. Our players were more talented tonight. But our coaches were dominated on national TV, yet again. I’m only one vote on the Board of Regents but when the time comes my vote will be that Kevin Sumlin needs to GO. In my view he should go now. We owe it to our school and our players. We can do better.
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The quoted piece that you see above is from a Facebook post written by Texas A&M Boards of Regents member Tony Buzbee. He is calling for the firing of current head coach Kevin Sumlin.

The Aggies failed to show up on the big stage once again after they blew a 35-point lead on the road against Heisman Trophy candidate Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins. My response to Mr. Buzbee and the other delusional fans of this program is when did the Aggies become a perennial contender for the National Title?

Folks down in College Station and other parts of the country let the magic of Johnny Manziel blind them from the reality of what this program is actually about. Texas A&M is what North Carolina State is to its inner state rivals the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball. The Aggie’s big brother in the “Lone Star State” is the Texas Longhorns.

No matter who the head coach is or the top recruiting classes that come into the program, the Aggies will never dethrone the Longhorns as the top draw in the State of Texas when it comes to college football. I am not a die-hard fan of the program, but I have paid close attention to the transactions of what has occurred with it since they were apart of the Big-12.

From what I can tell you is that the Aggies have been underachieving for years even when they were apart of the Big-12 Conference where the talent was far lesser than the Southeastern Conference right now. Does Kevin Sumlin deserves to be on the hot-seat?

I say yes, but not to the extent to where he is evaluated on a level of a Nick Saban or Urban Meyer. I believe that Sumlin will save his job after having a strong second half of the 2017 season. However, blowing a 35-point lead against the Bruins did not help his case.

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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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