Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk wants Aggies fans to know everything is going to be fine.
The Aggies (6-1) were roughed up Saturday during a 33-14 loss to Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. After a 6-0 start, Texas A&M faces its first major adversity of the season.
Kirk, who had nine catches for 58 yards with one touchdown against Alabama, took to Twitter on Saturday night and shared his optimism for the rest of the fall.
I said it before and I'll say it again, this team doesn't shy away from any form of adversity. This is a brotherhood, we'll be okay #Gigem
— Christian Kirk (@ChristianDavon2) October 23, 2016
Kirk isn’t far off. The Aggies’ schedule looks favorable the rest of the way. They play New Mexico State next Saturday at Kyle Field, followed by games against Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas-San Antonio and LSU. It’s reasonable to expect at least four more victories with that slate.
Saturday was rough for Texas A&M. But don’t expect the Aggies to stay down for long.
With victories against Tennessee and Auburn, and a potential win against LSU, the Aggies could boast some impressive wins. If Texas A&M were to finish the season 11-1 with its only loss coming against the Tide, it’s probable the team would remain in the College Football Playoff conversation. John Chavis’ defense is just coming into its own.
Crazier things have happened in November, and we have yet to finish out October. The SEC West featured three AP Top 25 matchups Saturday and gets plenty of respect across the country.
The offseason talk of in-fighting among the coaching staff and disarray in the quarterback room is long gone. Kevin Sumlin is coaching like a man who deserves to be the second-highest paid in the SEC. Winning helps. But if Kirk’s tweet is any indication, the chemistry on this team is far different.
Expect Sumlin to get some Coach of the Year votes — if not nationally, at least within the SEC. Right now the leading candidates seem to be him, Gus Malzahn, Nick Saban and Jim McElwain.