Texas A&M football set for two nationally televised matchups in first 3 games of 2024

Another game time has been announced for Texas A&M football, and it looks like the Aggies will have no shortage of visibility to start next season.
Oct 14, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies place kicker Daniel LaCamera (36)
Oct 14, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies place kicker Daniel LaCamera (36) / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M football gametime with Florida set: Aggies will face off with Gators in nationally televised SEC opener

The Texas A&M football team is one of the most interesting national storylines to follow across the country for this upcoming year. After a disappointing last couple of years under Jimbo Fisher, the talented Aggies have a chance to make a return to form under new head man Mike Elko.

We already know the timing of one big game at the beginning of the season. The opening contest with Notre Dame will be a 6:30 PM CT kick on ABC, and College Gameday will be in town to add to the festivities.

There are many storylines surrounding that game, of course. Elko’s former employment in South Bend is only one: the new Aggie coach was robbed of a win over the Irish last year while at Duke following a heroic drive by Sam Hartman to pull out the win for the Domers. Elko’s quarterback in that game? Presumed 2024 Irish starter, Riley Leonard.

For these and other reasons, the matchup between Texas A&M football and Notre Dame will be one of the top games on the schedule in week 1. Aggies had been expecting big time exposure for that opening game, and that announcement was therefore a simple confirmation. 

Another game time has been announced today. The Aggies’ SEC opener down in Gainesville against the Florida Gators is slated for a 3:30 kick, and will also air on ABC.

Two nationally televised games on a broadcast channel in the first three weeks is a pretty big deal for the Aggies, especially given that these are the two top timeslots. This will bring plenty of visibility to the Texas A&M football program as they begin their new direction under Elko and company.

As I said previously, though, this also means the pressure is on for A&M. If the Aggies stumble in one of these two games, it could affect their perception going forward for the rest of the season. If they emerge victorious from both, however, the hype around A&M could begin to reach a fever pitch pretty early on.