B/R tells the harsh truth about the Texas A&M Football team in 2021

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The Texas A&M Football team was ranked 6th in the recently released Coaches’ Poll. The ranking itself didn’t come as a surprise, as the Aggies had plateaued out at the 6th spot in just about every early ranking released by any sports media company.

As a result of their ranking, A&M was given odds by Bleacher Report in an article judging how likely each top ten team is to pull off an undefeated 2021 season. Other notable teams on the list include Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Clemson.

In a completely predictable manner, Bleacher Report went right for TAMU’s throat, listing the Aggies’ replacements at the quarterback spot and at four positions on the offensive line as reasons why they won’t pull of a 12-0 regular season.

The Texas A&M Football team has a tall task ahead of them en route to the perfect season

Even more specifically than the quarterback and offensive line replacements, Bleacher Report’s Kerry Miller listed Alabama as the Aggies’ biggest obstacle. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Crimson Tide have formed arguably the great college football dynasty of all time under Nick Saban. Anybody who wants to win the SEC, or even a national championship for that matter, has to go through ‘Bama.

Miller did have some supportive words for the Aggies, voicing how Jimbo Fisher is likely to end up at 5-0, even if A&M gets off to a bumpy start.

"“The good news, though, is the Aggies have an early schedule conducive to such an adjustment period. A road game against one of the worst teams in the Pac-12 (Colorado) is sandwiched by home games against Kent State and New Mexico. After that, it’s home games against Arkansas and Mississippi State, who figure to be the two worst teams in the SEC West.Jimbo Fisher could decide a month into the season that he made the wrong choice for starting quarterback and the Aggies still might start out 5-0.”"

Unfortunately, 5-0 is where things could come to a screeching halt. On the brighter side of things, Alabama has an equal amount of replacements to make themselves, so if you can look past Nick Saban’s Hall-of-Fame staff, Texas A&M has a better shot against an inexperienced ‘Bama than they would against a proven ‘Bama.

To be even more specific, the Tide have more replacements than the Aggies, losing their starting quarterback, three starting offensive linemen, their top two receivers, and their starting tight end. Even though they’ve been able to replace these positions with little-to-no transitional period in the past, this could be the time to sneak in and steal a win for Fisher.

Even so, it’s a tall task — a tall task that was well articulated by Miller when he said the following.

"“To reiterate, though, we’re talking about a world in which a team with a new quarterback and an 80 percent new offensive line beats one of the greatest dynasties in the history of college football.”"

Yes — the Aggies may have a solid chance of going undefeated this season. Still, the Bleacher Report writer’s words hold a lot of truth.

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Miller gave the Aggies 50-1 odds to finish the season undefeated.