GO FORTH AND BE THANKFUL! The 2014 SEC football schedule was released today. Last night the Baton Rouge newspaper The Advocate broke the story that the annual football contest between LSU and A&M will be moved to Thanksgiving weekend starting in 2014. From the article, it appears that the A&M home games will be played on Thanksgiving day, while the LSU home games will be played on Friday. This drew the ire of our SB Nation brethren over at And The Valley Shook.
<blockquote width="300" class="twitter-tweet"><p>GOOD MORNING, I'M STILL PISSED</p>— Pod Katt (@valleyshook) <a href="https://twitter.com/valleyshook/statuses/370174719372165120">August 21, 2013</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
THIS MAKES TOO MUCH DAMN SENSE. According to the Wall Street Journal, major programs have by and large abandoned the traditional heisman campaigning for star players. This marks the first measure of financial restraint I've seen from schools locked in the college football arms race, but they do have a point. When it comes to the star players, promoting them is a moot point. A&M Associate AD for media relations was aptly quoted in the article:
"I think most folks know who Johnny Manziel is,"
REAL FOOTBALL TALK! The first game is only 10 days away, and GBH is embracing the shift from innuendo and rumor to actual football coverage. Ranger222 provides today's dose of actual football analysis by breaking down A&M's offensive formations. Read it and learn.
Go forth and endure HUMP DAY, Aggies. Know that real college football is only eight days from today and the Aggies will stroll onto the national stage in ten. The dog days of the offseason are ever edging closer to their end.