Larry Burton (Syndicated Writer)
Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com (h/t FBSchedules.com) recently leaked what Texas A&M's 2012 SEC football schedule will look like, and it appears the Aggies are in for a rough time, especially at home next season.
Let's take a look at who they'll play and give an early look at how they're likely to fare with a way-too-early prediction of their final record.
Starting with their home schedule...
Florida: The Gators are due to be better, and this game could go to Florida close.
Alabama: They'll be steamrolled. Welcome to the SEC.
LSU: The Tigers are going to lose a lot to graduation, but LSU still has enough talent to topple the Aggies.
Arkansas: Getting better every year, the Razorbacks will slash the Aggies.
Ole Miss: They should be able to take the woeful Rebels in this game.
Mississippi State: Should be a good game, but the Bulldogs defense wins a close one.
Auburn: Should be a good one, but Auburn has a lot of young talent. Close loss for A&M.
Missouri: Can Missouri do it again? Close game won by the Aggies.
Projected SEC Results: 2-6
The incoming first-year A&M coach won't make a bowl, and next year will be tough, but the Aggies will settle into the SEC by year three and start competing seriously.
Texas A&M has it much tougher than Missouri, which gets most of the SEC cupcakes.