It was the Aggies' formal introduction into the Southeastern Conference and everyone wondered what to make of Texas A&M, one of the two new programs. Many dismissed the Aggies' chances of being a serious factor in the conference. At least, that's what Porter inferred from the tone of some of the questions he was asked.
"I remember going to SEC media day," Porter said. "All those guys in there were looking at us like we were going to be some kind of doormat."
A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin said plainly on Saturday, "We didn't care what everyone else's expectations were."
With that disregard and an optimism ushered in by new everything -- coaching staff, league, schemes, some players and even the uniforms -- the Aggies set out to rewrite the narrative some had already written. With their latest win, a 59-29 crushing of Missouri on Saturday at Kyle Field that put a bow on their regular season, Texas A&M has done just that.