Ranking Every Texas A&M Football Season in the SEC: #8 - 2023
Okay, here it is. Listen. Here's the thing.
For as bad as things got down the stretch at times, this team never gave up. They were handed no shortage of trials and tribulations, but they kept on trucking. Weigman goes down with injury? Gotta keep going. Then Johnson? How about a 41-point win over Mississippi State? Coach gets fired? Give LSU a heck of a game down in Baton Rouge.
In contrast to the 2015 team, this squad gave it their all. Perhaps there were some exceptions; a single player here or there with his eye towards the portal near the end of the season. But that's not how it was for the majority of these guys.
I get there were no memorable wins in this season as far as a victory over a top-25 ranked opponent. But to my taste, I really love going back and watching the absolute defensive domination the Aggies laid down against Auburn and Arkansas, for example. I won't shy away from saying that Weigman's performances in the first three games of the year have been repeat viewings for me, too.
I guess it felt like the team was overall more competitive and the losses were overall more excusable given the various plights the team was going through. I mean, if you take net scoring margin against Power 5 opponents (which includes only a game and a half of Weigman!), the Aggies were +32. That's remarkable for a season in which the team lost six games. Even that bowl game with a patchwork lineup lent itself to some hope, given how some of the young guys flashed.