ESPN betting expert/analyst Chris Fallica apparently isn’t a believer in Texas A&M for the 2017 season.
A variety of websites have listed Texas A&M as 100-to-1 pick to win the national title. It would be their first national championship since 1939.
During a recent appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show, Fallica tabbed his best and worst touts for the season, with the Aggies receiving his sternest rebuke.
“In terms of the worst bet?” Fallica said. “Oh gosh, people are still buying into Texas A&M. But their quarterback situation and losing a bunch of those skill guys, it doesn’t seem like A&M is ever going to get it all together on the same page.
“Even though A&M looks like they’re a good bet on paper with all those potential NFL players, I would take a stand against A&M.”
Fallica said the Aggies’ lack of a returning starter at quarterback with Trevor Knight’s departure is their biggest question mark.
“I say it every year, if the recruiting ratings are right about A&M, they should be in the middle of the national championship race. But if you look at the last four years, they’ve just gone in the tank. It’ll be an interesting year in College Station for Kevin Sumlin if they start with a loss to UCLA.”
Sumlin’s seat is warm heading into his sixth season as Aggies coach, despite winning at least eight games in each of the last four seasons. The Aggies have started fast, but have not finished higher than fourth in the SEC West in that span. They also have lost their last two bowl games, including a 33-28 defeat to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl last season.