9. J.E. Platt (1902-1904)
J.E. Platt coached the first Texas A&M team to play at least seven games and go undefeated. His 1902 squad went 7-0-2, setting a school record for wins at the time. In three seasons he lost just five games. That’s a rate that most modern-day coaches everywhere would love to replicate.
When Platt took over the Texas A&M football program the Aggies had yet to score against Texas in school history. They would play the Longhorns twice in 1902. The first game ended in a scoreless tie, but the second made history. The Aggies scored twice, stunning the Longhorns 11-0 in Austin. After the victory, The Eagle wrote,
"“The result wipes out many bitter scores of defeat in the past and raised the A&M boys to the unquestioned championship of the south.”"
More than a century ago, Platt led Texas A&M to an undefeated season capped off by a win over their rivals in Texas. In 1904 the team played their first game at Kyle Field. Then Kyle Field was little more than a grandstand and a plot of land with a capacity of 500 people. Oh how times change.