Texas A&M entered the 2022 college football season with clear eyes, full hearts, and a can’t-lose attitude, as the Aggies headed into the year with the best recruiting class in the country and ranked #6 in the nation.
However, things didn’t exactly go as planned for Jimbo Fisher and Co.
The team essentially found its hopes of securing a national championship dashed after Appalachian State left College Station on the right end of a stunning upset in Week 2.
They were able to bounce back by winning their next two games against #10 Miami and #13 Arkansas. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off once they entered the heart of their conference schedule, as they lost six consecutive games to SEC opponents en route to finishing with a 5-7 record on the year.
That disappointing campaign led to Texas A&M losing one of the top recruits in the country in addition to hemorrhaging former players who wasted no time entering the transfer portal, and while there’s always a chance Texas A&M figures out a way to rebound, it seems very unlikely they’ll be dominating the SEC this year.
However, as one eagle-eyed Reddit user recently pointed out, the program seems to have some fairly high expectations for itself based on a tiny detail in the official schedule for the 2023 football season.
The SEC Championship Game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2nd, and while the 13 other teams that call the conference home declined to include the contest on their published line-up of upcoming contests, Texas A&M decided to tempt fate by doing exactly that.
When you consider we’re talking about the school that celebrated Fisher’s hiring by presenting him with a trophy for the national championship he’s expected to win at some point, this isn’t necessarily a huge shock.
However, you’d think a university that specializes in agriculture would know it’s a bad idea to count your chickens before they hatch.