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Did Texas A&M’s move to the SEC elevate its stature to match Texas’? How do high school coaches impact recruiting?

Did Texas A&M’s move to the SEC elevate its stature to match Texas’? How do high school coaches impact recruiting?

May 21, 2021
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It’s officially “talking season.” Spring football is over, summer recruiting is on deck and many coaches are using this period to barnstorm the state, schmoozing alumni and talking up their teams. On Monday, I stopped by Aggieland to see Jimbo Fisher speak to the Brazos County A&M Club. On […]

Click here to view original web page at theathletic.com


It’s officially “talking season.”

Spring football is over, summer recruiting is on deck and many coaches are using this period to barnstorm the state, schmoozing alumni and talking up their teams. On Monday, I stopped by Aggieland to see Jimbo Fisher speak to the Brazos County A&M Club. On Wednesday, Baylor coach Dave Aranda visited the Houston Touchdown Club to discuss the Bears’ outlook.

Spoiler alert: Neither coach revealed their respective starting quarterback.

Anyway, let’s get right to your questions:

Note: Submitted questions are lightly edited for length and clarity.

Historically, Texas has been the top branded football program in the state, with the largest fan interest and most money. Those advantages translated into recruiting, as well. All of UT’s advantages were unassailable as long as their in-state rivals stayed in the same conference.

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