With the potential loss of their four best defensive players and three of their four best offensive players, next year could be a rocky one for A&M. The offense may thrive (or it may look like it did against UF/LSU if there are no receivers who can get separation). The defensive front seven will take a big hit. On the bright side, the defensive backfield should look better (hard not too). And maybe Berthelot improves. If you offerred me 9-3 today I'd take it.
@pbrstreetgang Maybe. 9-3 is a whole lot better than I thought they would be this year, and 9-3 is pretty frigging respectable. I'm not convinced they will repeat in 2013, but Sumlin has a very good defensive coordinator, they did very well with what they had defensively this season and they have had back to back good recruiting years. So.... if I was in the West and my name was not Alabama or LSU, I'd be thinking its a better than 75 - 25 bet they will win against me next year. If Saban is still the coach next year, the Ags will pay for this year, but they are going to be up for LSU. What makes college ball so much fun, its pretty volatile.