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NCAA Football: Florida at Texas A&M Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

THIS WEEKEND WE FACE A FAMILIAR FOE IN MIKE LEACH. FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN AROUND AGGIE FOOTBALL FOR A DECENT AMOUNT OF TIME WE REMEMBER MIKE LEACH. WE LOATHE MIKE LEACH FOR HOW HE MADE US FEEL. LET’S TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE.

IN 1999 BOB STOOPS WAS FIRST YEAR HEAD COACH AT OU AND MIKE LEACH WAS HIS FIRST YEAR OC OFF OF A BANNER YEAR AT KENTUCKY WHERE HE GOT TIM COUCH TO BE THE #1 DRAFT PICK.

WE WERE THE 13TH RANKED TEAM IN THE COUNTRY AT 5-1 (IRONICALLY WITH OUR ONE LOSS COMING TO TECH) AND FEELING PRETTY SASSY HAVING BEATEN OU 29-0 THE YEAR BEFORE. OU WAS 3-2 AT THE TIME. WE HAD EVERY RIGHT TO FEEL CONFIDENT.

UNTIL LEACH CAME IN AND STRAIGHT UP KICKED OUR ASS 51-6. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE EMORY AND HENRY FORMATION IS? WELL LEACH CALLED IT NINJA OR TACKLES WIDE AND HE STRAIGHT UP WHIPPED OUR ASS WITH IT. UP AND DOWN THE DAMN FIELD. AT ONE POINT IM FAIRLY SURE RC HAD US RUSHING 1 GUY AND DROPPING 10 AND WE STILL COULDNT STOP THEM.

LEACH CONTINUED TO BE A THORN IN OUR SIDE.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED? MFING MIKE SHERMAN CAME ON BOARD AND FOR ALL OF HIS BAD QUALITIES HE FIGURED OUT LEACH PRETTY DARN QUICK. IN YEAR 1, WHEN LEACH CAME IN WITH THE #7 TEAM IN THE COUNTRY AND SHERMAN, WITH THAT PRETTY TERRIBLE 08 TEAM, MANAGED TO HAVE A LEAD GOING INTO THE HALF—THAT SAME SHERMAN TEAM THAT HAD STARTED THE SEASON WITH A LOSS TO ARKANSAS STATE. WE ENDED UP LOSING THAT GAME, BUT CAME BACK THE NEXT YEAR AND BEAT A TOP 25 LEACH TEAM AT HOME IN LUBBOCK BY THREE TOUCHDOWNS. MIKE SHERMAN FIGURED OUT MIKE LEACH QUICKLY.

THE MIKE LEACH EXPERIENCE IS AN ODD ONE. THEY STARTED OFF THE YEAR BY BEATING LSU. THEY THEN TURNED AROUND AND LOSE TO ARKANSAS. THEY THEN LOSE AGAIN TO KENTUCKY WHERE THEY THREW THE BALL 70 TIMES, HAD 6 INTS, AND ONLY SCORED 2 POINTS.

MAKES ALL THE DAMN SENSE IN THE WORLD FOR US TO BE VIGILANT ABOUT THIS GAME BECAUSE THE MIKE LEACH EXPERIENCE FOLLOWS A LOSS TO KENTUCKY WITH A TOP 15 WIN. IT’S WHAT HE NORMALLY DOES.

EXCEPT THIS YEAR IS ANYTHING BUT NORMAL. NOTHING IS NORMAL ABOUT THIS YEAR.

FRIENDS LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THAT DRIVE WHERE WE MANHANDLED FLORIDA LAST WEEK. WHERE WE JUST BEAT THE PISS OUT OF THEM. WHERE WE IN A LOT OF WAYS BROKE THEIR WILL AND MADE THEM QUIT. WHERE OUR TEAM REALIZED HEY I LIKE HITTING PEOPLE THIS IS FUN I WANT TO DO THIS MORE.

THAT’S THE TEAM THAT’S GOING INTO STARKVILLE THIS WEEKEND. A TEAM THAT HAS A TASTE FOR BLOOD AND ENJOYED THE HELL OUT OF IT.

SO THIS WEEKEND WE’RE GONNA SUMMON THE GHOST OF MIKE SHERMAN (PROBABLY NAPPING) AND TAKE ON LEACH. IT’S GONNA BE A TOUGH, BUT OUR TEAM LIKES A DAMN FIGHT.

THIS TEAM IS BUILT DIFFERENT. AND IT’S TIME FOR THEM TO SHOW IT ON THE ROAD.

YOU READY?

I SURE AS HELL AM.

TMIE FOR US TO BEAT THE

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FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE CLASS OF 2001 HELL OUTTA

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