Head coach Kevin Sumlin is pleased with when the bye week is arriving for his Texas A&M squad.
The Aggies are coming off a 45-38, double-overtime victory against Tennessee. And their schedule doesn’t get any lighter when play resumes, as they travel to top-ranked Alabama on Oct. 22.
On Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference call, Sumlin talked about how the bye week allows his team to recover from the first six weeks, while also continuing to prepare for the Crimson Tide.
“We use this time for recovery because we need it, our guys have played extremely hard for six weeks,” Sumlin said. “We need the recovery piece but we also need to take the time for some extra preparation for Alabama.”
Sumlin was asked if he believes that Alabama struggles more against mobile quarterbacks, perhaps something the Aggies could take advantage of with Trevor Knight. However, Sumlin wasn’t sure that’s the case.
“They don’t seem to struggle with anything, to me,” Sumlin said.
With the Aggies at 6-0, Sumlin added they’ll continue to practice what’s worked for them in the second half of the season.
“To be able to win those last couple games and get to the bye week is good for us,” Sumlin said. “We’ve had an approach all year about fixing our problems and working on us.”