After a slow week of news for Texas A&M during the bye week, a lot of new developments and reports began circulating around the Aggies of the both the past and the present on Monday.
Here are four things you need to know about the Aggies today.
- The SEC released its Week 8 schedule on Monday morning but the top-25 matchup between Texas A&M and Ole Miss is still a toss-up. The game will either be at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS or 7 p.m. ESPN at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
- Former Texas A&M wide receiver Thomas Johnson was arrested for allegedly stabbing a jogger to death on Monday. As a freshman in 2012, Johnson went missing for more than 48 hours before deciding to leave the team for good the following month.
- Texas A&M target and 4-star linebacker Michael Divinity announced on Twitter Sunday that he has committed to LSU. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound product from John Ehret (Marrero, La) also spurned Florida State, Oregon and Ole Miss.
- Kevin Sumlin’s coaching successes at Texas A&M didn’t go unnoticed on the national media. Following the University of Southern California’s decision to fire coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday, USA Today’s Dan Wolken released a list of the top 10 candidates that should be considered for the opening and Sumlin was included on the list.
Other Texas A&M news from around the Internet
- The Philadelphia Eagles tried out former Aggie tight end Cameron Clear on Monday, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Clear previously tried out with the Cleveland Browns last Friday after being waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Reserve/Injured list in September. Clear played with the Aggies for his senior year in 2014.
- The Texas Highway Patrol trooper who pulled over former Texas A&M running back Christine Michael in order to take a picture with him on Sunday will reportedly face disciplinary actions for the incident.
- In a matchup that could go down as the biggest regular season game for the Aggies in 2015, Jeff Tarpley of 247Sports.com listed the five ways the Aggies could beat Alabama on Saturday.
The best stories around the SEC:
- Report: South Carolina Steve Spurrier to retire
- Leonard Fournette on South Carolina DB’s: “They’re not that fast”
- Arkansas shows off new basketball practice facility
- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen: “Dak Prescott is absolutely better this year”
- Florida quarterback suspended for PEDs
Arrest made in Brutal Murder Of Jogger at White Rock Creek. Thomas Johnson age 21. Police say murder appears random pic.twitter.com/DoIJ0hvkEN
— Teresa Gonzalez (@TeresaNGonzalez) October 12, 2015