There are many rumors spreading around the sports world about Texas A&M joining the SEC. If these rumors have substance and the Aggies actually become the newest member of the Southeastern Conference, here is my opinion on that prospect .
The SEC is home to some of the most elite football programs in the nation. Two prime examples being Florida and Alabama. Frankly, I do not believe that Texas A&M could keep up with the top programs annually, evidenced by their 48-50 record over the last eight years in the Big 12 Conference.
One key that could save the Aggies is their defense. However, going up against the high powered Florida, Alabama and LSU offenses every year, I just don't see their defense saving them.
New Florida starting quarterback, John Brantley, has already been considered as talented, if not better than Tim Tebow. Tebow only led Florida to two BCS National Championships and won the Heisman trophy in his sophomore year.
The defending BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide return two key offensive players in 2009. Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram and quarterback Greg McElroy. This will most likely lead to another excellent offensive year for Alabama.
The one benefit that Texas A&M has is that LSU lost their electrifying RB/KR Trindon Holliday to the NFL's Houston Texans. LSU is left to run their offense through sophomore quarterback Jordan Jefferson. Jefferson has shown flashes of brilliance at times. However, he is inexperienced and has been known to collapse in clutch situations.
Despite LSU losing Trindon Holliday to the NFL, the Aggies have too many disadvantages to overcome in order to be successful in the SEC., As a result, this would be a bad move athletic-wise for Texas A&M.
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