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Daily Bull 12.18.15: Fitting The Program

And I wanted you to see them all, I wished that you were there
I looked across the room and saw you standing on the stair
And when I caught your eye I saw you break into a grin
It feels so good feelin' good again

- Robert Earl Keen, Feelin' Good Again

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It's easy to be snarky about saying that a guy "fits" the program. In this day of uber-5-star-#swagger, talking about "fit" sounds so hokey it might as well be wearing a leather helmet. With advanced metrics and recruits being analyzed at an unheard-of level, it is much easier to agree that superior talent always wins.

The San Antonio Spurs famously fly in the face of that convention. Though talented, they rely far more on team chemistry than individual stars and the result is staggering. Stephen McGee fit Texas A&M so well that he was willing to be forced into system after system that did not fit him. One could argue that he might have done better elsewhere, but he is an Aggie to his core and will always be remembered as a Longhorn-killer to boot.

It sucks to lose two 5-star QBs in a week. There is no disputing that. However, no one who watched what we saw on the field ever since the Alabama game can say that this was a cohesive offense, one that was all on the same page and bought into what they were doing.

The talent scales may have tipped in Louisville's favor this last week. Maybe our team is just not quite good enough to beat them now as they were 8 days ago. But this morning I for one feel so much better about our team without Kyler Murray than I did three days ago with him. Win or lose, I want to watch the guy who grew up dreaming about playing in that game rather than the one who is preoccupied with where else he could be. I want to watch the kid who grew up wanting to wear that jersey.

God may have aligned the stars, and no small amount of luck has put you where you are today, but make no mistake Jake. You are the starting QB at Texas A&M University, and you earned it. Now go out there and give 'em hell.

Gig 'em.