Texas A&M Head Coach Kevin Sumlin recently confirmed that the Aggies will wear a throwback uniform in 2016, "honoring another championship team." A&M drew national attention for the throwback uniform they wore in 2014 to honor the 1939 national championship team, particularly the detailed helmet. Internet speculation (which is never wrong) seems to be that the throwbacks will be worn against South Carolina, which means a white uniform. So what team from the past will the Ags honor this season? Let's take a look at the likely candidates.
The 1956 Texas A&M squad, led by Paul "Bear" Bryant and featuring future Heisman Trophy winner John David Crow, went 9-0-1 en route to a Southwest Conference Title. And with all this ocurring a nice and round 60 years ago, this has to be the odds-on favorite.
The 1986 Texas A&M team went 9-3 and won the Southwest Conference. It was the second of three consecutive SWC titles for coach Jackie Sherrill. It was 30 years ago this year, and smack dab in the middle of perhaps the most successful run of football in Texas A&M history.
OH DOCTOR! While there's no round-number anniversary to celebrate, this was the Aggies' most recent conference championship, and their only one in the Big 12. Everything else aside, the tie-dye collar alone makes these worthwhile.
This 1919 squad is one of those infamous national titles that A&M claimed decades after the fact, but hey, if you finish undefeated and unscored upon, you can pretty much claim anything you want.