Team preview: Texas A&M

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2007 Texas A&M Aggies, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 11, 2007
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(All information as of June 20, 2007)

COACH AND PROGRAM

For fans of Texas A&M football, there are three things that really, truly matter each fall:

• Having a winning season.

• Going to a desirable bowl game.

• Beating Texas.

But not necessarily in that order.

Having done each of those three things last year for the first time since 1999, (the last year A&M beat the rival Longhorns -- which tops the list for most hard-core Aggies) the question now becomes, what next?

The answer? Quite simple. A return to national prominence and a position among the top 10 teams in the country, something that, not that long ago, was as much a part of Aggie tradition as midnight yell practice and dunking your class ring in a pitcher of Shiner Bock at the Dixie Chicken.

After all, that's why head coach Dennis Franchione was brought to College Station back in 2003.