Q&A with Aggies beat writer Kahn Jr. 

July, 17, 2012
Each week at TideNation we will speak with a writer who covers one of Alabama's 2012 opponents. Today we spoke with Sam Kahn Jr., who covers all things Texas A&M for ESPN.com.

Scarborough: The Aggies are in a tough situation, adjusting to a new league, a new coach and a new starting quarterback at the same time. How has the transition been thus far and what do you feel are reasonable expectations for this coming season?

Kahn: So far the transition has been smooth. There has been a lot of "new" around campus in addition to the things you mentioned: a new athletic director , a new, huge weight room and new uniforms. The fact that Kevin Sumlin brought a large portion of his offensive coaching staff with him from Houston makes for some continuity, but there's also transition in that the defense is moving to a 4-3 alignment under new coordinator Mark Snyder, and of course the offense will move towards a higher tempo under Kliff Kingsbury, an Air Raid disciple. Looking at the schedule, it's reasonable to expect a 6-7 win season. There will be some bumps in the road in making the transition (especially at quarterback), but the Aggies have enough talent to get to a bowl game.
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