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First Glance: Lamar at Texas A&M

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Previewing Texas A&M's 2014 home opener at Kyle Field.

Thomas B. Shea

What You Need to Know:

  • The 12th Man Foundation still has tickets available for the game, so click HERE and be there for the first game at renovated Kyle Field.
  • Lamar did not have a football program from 1990 until the start of the 2010 season due to lack of support and overwhelming deficits. Lamar is now a member of the Texas State University System, along with schools such as Sam Houston State and Texas State.
  • Lamar is in the Southland Conference.
  • Lamar is 1-0 on the season thanks to a 42-27 victory over Grambling State last week.
  • Lamar finished 5-7 last year.

Unique Connections

  • Craig McGallion, Defensive Coordinator for Lamar, was the Defensive Line coach at A&M from 1988-1989. After that, he was a Grad Assistant Coach at Cy-Creek in Houston where he mentored future Aggie great Sam Adams.
  • Jason Henderson, Lamar Athletic Director, earned Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology (with a specialization in sports management) from Texas A&M in 2003 and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2005. Henderson is also invoulved with the Beaumont A&M Club

Historical Notes

  • Saturday will be the first meeting between the Aggies and Cardinals.
  • Famous Lamar students? Janis Joplin, Bum Phillips, and Kevin Millar.

Media Blitz

Newsreel:

Here's a look at what various media outlets are saying about the Cardinals this week:

LamarCardinals.com: Berry Names SLC Offensive Player of the Week

Beaumont Enterprise: Despite opening win, Lamar has plenty to work on

KBMT 12 News: Cards ready to take on Aggies

Your Thoughts?

I just checked the smoker, and this week's TAILGATE smells like delicious Cardinal meat. Come grab a bite tomorrow.

#BTHO Lamar!