The college football world was thrown a curve ball today when the SEC announced on Twitter that they would be releasing the 2013 conference schedule.
If you were listening close enough, you could hear the collective SEC fan bases jotting down hotels and Waffle House locations near the great football stadiums of the South. Here's what we already knew about the 2013 schedule for the Aggies:
8/31 - The Rice Owls come to College Station for a good scrimmage, I mean a game. Yes, this is a game, or a scrimmage. Whatever.
9/7 - Sam Houston State will make another trip to Kyle Field. This trip will be the week before the Alabama game.
9/21 - The SMU Mustangs will return to Kyle Field. Gilbert has another year of eligibility at SMU. Hooray for the Win column.
11/16 - The New Mexico Lobos visit Aggieland. Bob Davie and his Lobos are rebuilding, but the Aggies will be a reality check for them in this game.
That's four easy wins on the schedule for Coach Sumlin and the Aggies at this point. As for the conference schedule, we already knew the Aggies would travel to Fayetteville on 9/28 before the A&M/Arkansas series moves back to the atmosphere-killing stadium in Dallas for the foreseeable future. With that said, here is the complete OOC and conference schedule A&M drew for the 2013 football season:
8/31 - Rice - College Station, Texas
9/7 - Sam Houston State - College Station, Texas
9/14 - Alabama - College Station, Texas
9/21 - SMU - College Station, Texas
9/28 - Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas
10/5 - BYE WEEK
10/12 - at Ole Miss - Oxford, MS. Two years in a row to The Grove.
10/19 - Auburn - College Station, Texas
10/26 - Vanderbilt - College Station, Texas
11/2 - BYE WEEK
11/9 - Mississippi State - College Station, Texas
11/16 - New Mexico - College Station, Texas
11/23 - at LSU - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
11/30 - at Missouri - Columbia, Missouri
And yes, you are seeing that correctly. Both 2013 and 2014 will consist of two bye weeks. That's 8 home games for Aggie Football next season which should elicit an ERMAHGERD from Aggie fans everywhere.