Texas A&M Football: The History of how Aggie football came to be

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The 2000’s


The Aggies don’t start off the 2000’s as well as they had the 90’s. The Aggies go 21-15 in RC Slocum’s final three seasons (they finish 7-5, 8-4, and 6-6 respectively). Slocum is fired at the end of the season, which kicks of a carousel of Aggie coaches.


Dennis Franchione and Mike Sherman get the Aggies through the decade with 42-44 record. The Aggies 2000’s record under the three coaches is 63-59 (that’s a .516 winning percentage). And yes, they lose more than four home games in that span.


Texas A&M fires coach Mike Sherman after the 2011 season. He would leave the Aggies with a 25-25 record. The school also makes the “100 Year Decision” to leave the Big XII for the SEC. The Aggies hire Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin to lead the team into the new era.

The Aggies shock the nation and go 11-2 (6-2), defeating No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. At the end of the season Johnny Manziel becomes the first freshman to win the Heisman, and the Aggies rout former Big XII foe Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.

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The Aggies go 51-25 in six seasons in the SEC. In that time they have at least one win against every SEC school they have faced, with the exception of LSU (at the time of this writing). The future of coach Kevin Sumlin is up in the air, leaving the future uncertain for the time being.