Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Maisel: Texas A&M finds success in SEC
By Edward Aschoff
The remodeled lobby of the Bright Football Complex at Texas A&M will feature exhibits of Aggies football history, as well as the team's newest hardware: the Heisman Trophy won by quarterback Johnny Manziel and the Outland Trophy won by left tackle Luke Joeckel.
As far as head coach Kevin Sumlin is concerned, the trophies are right where they belong -- in a museum.
Aggies never lack for enthusiasm. When their football team debuts in the Southeastern Conference by going 11-2 and finishing fifth in the nation, and their quarterback wins the Heisman, and three Aggies are first-team All-Americans, well, the parade down Texas Ave. may still be going.
Sumlin loves the enthusiasm. But he doesn't think the game is over. He's pretty sure the game isn't out of the first quarter. Texas A&M won 11 games for the fourth time in 117 seasons of football. Sumlin won 11 games four times in his five seasons as an Oklahoma assistant. He has won 11 games twice in his five seasons as a head coach.
To read more of Ivan Maisel's piece on Texas A&M, click here.