The Texas A&M Football team had a historically strong year in 2020, making their presence known on a national scale in college football. They have Jimbo Fisher to thank for this, who has been as good of a coach as they could have asked for to this point.
In his three seasons as head coach, the Aggies have an 18th-ranked finish, a finish just outside of the top 25, and a 4th-ranked finish.
But before the College Football Playoff Rankings were officially released for the 2021 playoff, Aggie Fans were hoping to see their school listed as one of the four teams in the competition. They wouldn’t get the nod, landing in the Orange Bowl against the North Carolina Tarheels instead.
The Texas A&M Football team proved that they were capable after the snub
Even though they were snubbed, this team didn’t just pack it up and prepare for the next season. Rather, they used this snub as motivation to get past a tough UNC team in the Orange Bowl. The game was close most of the way through, but the Aggies would pull away in the end.
That said, this team will ride into 2021 with that chip on their shoulder. The chip that they received from the College Football Playoff committee when it was determined that they were not good enough to fight for a national championship.
That said, there are a handful of reasons that this team should have been in the 4-team playoff. Here are those reasons.