One of the main reasons Fisher took the job was he had competed in the SEC as an assistant coach for many years. He respects the league to the highest degree. With that comes the near impossible task of taking on the SEC West opponents every season.
This season is going to be one of the more difficult schedules A&M has faced. Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, and Mississippi State are all probably going to be ranked when A&M plays them. Hell, they could all be in the top 10. They play all but LSU on the road.
Arkansas and Ole Miss always have the potential to be ranked and won’t be easy outs this season either.
Top that off with a non-conference home game against Clemson, who will more than likely win the ACC and make the College Football Playoff this season, and you have one of if not the toughest schedules in the country.
Seven or eight wins would be just fine. Anything above that and it’s a successful season.