There isn't much confidence in Texas A&M.
At the SEC Media Days, members voted for the Western Division's newest member to finish fifth at a somewhat mediocre 7-5. Would that record represent a failure by new head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies? Certainly not. Would it, however, be disappointing overall? Of course.
While A&M is most definitely not the top squad in the conference, it has been, for the most part, underestimated. Despite new systems on both offense and defense, this Aggies team is loaded with talent across the board. Expect some of that to show in matchups against top-notch SEC opponents Florida, Arkansas, LSU and Alabama.
Accordingly, we take a look at seven reasons why A&M will exceed its 7-5 expectations in its inaugural year with the deadly Southeastern Conference.