Texas A&M football has drawn the ire of Florida State fans. That’s understandable, but don’t mistake bitterness for reality.
While looking for an FSU opinion on the Aggie’s new favorite coach, Jimbo Fisher, my attention was caught by an interesting little piece of literature. In one of his recent articles, ChopChat.com’s expert, Jason Parker wrote an article titled, “Why FSU Football wins national title before Texas A&M wins SEC West”.
Not only is this a bold statement, it is, in my opinion, incorrect and rash. While I’m sure Mr. Parker is a wonderful individual, I’m not sure how well he knows Aggie football. I have decided to do the following:
- Provide a rebuttal each of his arguments and
- Build on this argument and present my own reasons why the opposite is true
Let’s begin. Before he even gets into the article, Parker heads the article by saying, “FSU football has the schedule… to lead them to a national crown before the Aggies win their own SEC division.” I don’t think that they do. Besides Florida State, there were two ranked teams in the ACC, (FSU was only ranked for the first two weeks). Granted those two teams were Clemson and Miami, the drop off is pretty steep after that.
Teams who can’t beat mediocre Louisville and get stomped by below average Boston College are a long way away from being ranked, let alone winning a national championship.
Parker then acknowledges that Jimbo left Florida State for Texas A&M. He says, “Fisher did what he thought was best for himself and his family… and no one can be mad about that, just the way it went down.” This I completely agree with. In life, loyalty is important, but in this business, you have to take care of yourself first and that’s what Jimbo did. Kudos to him for not being scared and coming out west.