Sep 8, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies mascot Reveille leads the team onto the field before a game against the Florida Gators at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
We take a look back at the articles from around the nation that covered the Aggies' game over the weekend:
The Big Picture: Heeeere's Johnny! - CBSSports.com
Manziel, a k a Johnny Football, is genuine Must-See TV in the same way few college players are. And, when was the last time anyone outside of the College Station area was buzzing about A&M? Bruce Feldman
Chuckoliver.net EXCLUSIVE analysis from Kyle Field: Florida 20 – Texas A&M 17 | College Football News, Opinion and Analysis | Chuck Oliver.Net No fan base in American draws a smaller return on its financial and emotional investment than Aggie fans and the loss to Florida was only one more example in a seemingly never-ending list of Aggie flops.
Week Two Rewind: This trio from Texas A&M, Missouri handled SEC jump just fine - CBSSports Lost in the shadow of the collapse was the fact that Texas A&M clearly answered the bell from a physical standpoint -- something that had been often questioned about the Aggies "jump in competition" to the SEC level. New head coach Kevin Sumlin's team got stellar play from the nation's top bookend offensive tackles, juniors Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, who established a physical tone early.
Five thoughts: Johnny Manziel shines, but depth a question in Texas A&M’s 20-17 loss | College Sports Blog A&M’s pass rush is up and running: The Aggies led the nation in sacks last year, but with the defense switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3 setup, there were some questions as to whether they could keep that pressure up. But A&M pestered Florida QB Jeff Driskel all day, sacking him eight times and holding the Gators to 162 yards through the air.
No. 24 Florida spoils Texas A&M's SEC debut - College football- NBC Sports No. 24 Florida had never won a game under coach Will Muschamp after trailing at halftime entering Saturday's game against Texas A&M. Looks as if things are going to be different this year.
Gillislee scores 2 TDs, Florida defense shuts down Aggies in 2nd half for 20-17 win over A&M - The Washington Post Florida trailed 17-10 at halftime after a first half where Texas A&M’s offense under new coach Kevin Sumlin pretty much did what it wanted. Things changed in the second half as the Gators clamped down and forced punts each of A&M’s six possessions after the break.
Jeff Whittle's Business Blog
Business leaders often struggle to define corporate culture. The right culture is elusive and fragile, and if it’s not a carefully protected part of what you’re about every day you can lose it. This weekend I got a lesson in organizational culture I’ll never forget. I went to my first football game at Texas A&M University.…