The anger coming out of College Station is being produced at a higher and higher rate, with this young season taking it to another level following three straight 8-5 seasons. Steve Spurrier feels that pain is justified.
On Wednesday, the legendary coach talked about the state of Texas A&M’s football program on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM.
“The size of the stadium and the facilities they have, I think they’re generally in the top 10 in recruiting about every year,” Spurrier said. “So I think their boosters, their fans, their students have a right to believe that they should be a consensus top 10-type team at Texas A&M.”
Here’s the audio from the full segment.
— ESPNU Radio on SXM (@ESPNUonSiriusXM) September 13, 2017
Texas A&M’s 34-point collapse to open the season against UCLA only intensified some of the scrutiny surrounding head coach Kevin Sumlin, whose team didn’t exactly rebound with what can be considered an impressive win the following week against Nicholls.
The game was tied 14-14 until the Aggies scored the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
“Kevin Sumlin has recruited well there,” Spurrier added. “For whatever reason, they haven’t finished the seasons very well, and I guess that’s why he’s on the hot seat right now, but they could have a strong run this year I think still.”
Spurrier was asked whether Texas A&M’s impressive first two seasons in the SEC, which included a road win at No. 1 Alabama in its debut year, rose expectations to dangerous levels.
“Yeah I think it did,” Spurrier said. “And, of course, they were really fired up.”