Texas A&M May Have Cursed Itself With Bold Inclusion On Football Schedule

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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.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.