Texas A&M players and coaches spoke with the media on Tuesday to break down their preparation for Saturday’s home game against No. 10 Alabama at Kyle Field.
Here are three things to know:
- Defensive coordinator John Chavis spoke on the depth and balance of Alabama’s offense, especially at the wide receiver position. “You thought after they lost a couple good ones last year… they just reloaded,” Chavis said.
- The Aggies look to avenge last season’s 59-0 loss against Alabama on Saturday’s home game at Kyle Field. Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said this year’s team is “lightyears ahead” from a physical and mental standpoint.
- Three-star defensive back Ikenna Okeke (Smyrna, Tenn.) announced on Twitter that Texas A&M offered him a scholarship. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect from Smyrna also holds offers from Penn State, Notre Dame, Missouri, Stanford and Tennessee.
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· Vegas released odds of who will coach Southern California next season, after athletic director Pat Haden made the decision to fire Steve Sarkisian on Monday. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham is projected to be the front-runner for the position with 3.5/1 odds while coach Kevin Sumlin has 11/1 odds of accepting the position.
· With a revived defense and a change in quarterback, Brent Zwerneman said the Aggies this year are a far different team, a year removed from their 59-0 loss to Alabama.
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