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SECSolomonGrundy
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


how do your old Big 12 brethren feel about Aggies being under the SEC shield now?

Do you gotta sell them the SEC superiority or do they accept it?






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Sig
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


Before the season, all of them were, "you will be the doormat of the SEC."

Now they all want to talk about Johnny and how shocked at how we are doing.

They will never accept SEC superiority. They will just point to our success and say that we couldn't do it in the big12.






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taylormade
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


Sup! 2 ims





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samson73103
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


I always figured they stole Fran from Bama as payback for Bama stealing Bryant.





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MontyFranklyn
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


Well ask them why can't they dethrone the SEC/





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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


The response would be something along the lines of, "Colt McCry was hurt.. otherwise we'd have beat Bama."







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TbirdSpur2010
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


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Bryant




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Stallings








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SECSolomonGrundy
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


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The response would be something along the lines of, "Colt McCry was hurt.. otherwise we'd have beat Bama."


tell them Colt couldnt even survive 1 quarter against the SEC competition. Colt got hurt standing in the pocket, whereas JFF runs all over the place.






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AggieAD
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


Also when Stallings was coaching A&M he beat Bryant/Bama in the Cotton Bowl.





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Palooza11
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


Cotton Bowl





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twk
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


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Both did very little at ATM and both had success at Bama. Bryant became the greatest coach ever to live and Stallings coached one of the greatest defenses of all time.
Bryant was at A&M at a crucial time. A&M was still all-male, and all military, something which was not that unusual prior to WWII, but which was disappearing everywhere rapidly. It was an incredibly tough job, but Bryant mananged to win. In the course of doing so, he raised expectations. I think that, without Bryant, a lot of Aggies might have dug in their heels and forced A&M into becoming Texas's version of the Citadel. But, football is so important to Texans that Aggies were willing to do whatever it took to compete when Pres. Rudder told them that was what was required, whether it was making ROTC option, desegregating, or admitting women.

Gene's tenure was sort of a victim of timing. Rudder had started to change A&M into a modern university that would be much easier to sell to recruits, but it didn't happen fast enough to save Gene. Had he stayed a few more years, when the NCAA instituted scholarship limitations, and Texas could no longer stockpile recruits just to keep them from competing against the Horns, Gene's tenure might have been different.






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aggressor
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Both did very little at ATM and both had success at Bama. Bryant became the greatest coach ever to live and Stallings coached one of the greatest defenses of all time.


Bryant did "very little" at A&M? Seriously?

He was there 4 years. My Dad was a Yell Leader in the Class of '58 so that was the 4 years he was in school and he knew Coach Bryant. In that 4 years he created a legend in the "Junction Boys". He took a team from 1-9 to winning the SWC and going undefeated 2 years later. In the course of that undefeated season was also the first A&M win at Texas' "new" stadium at the time which later became DKR (it was just Memorial Stadium back then). Then of course his final year he led A&M to their last #1 Ranking and had our only Heisman winner. Talk to any of those guys from that team (and I have) and they were on a mission to win the NC without question. When it got out that Coach was leaving it just crushed them and they lost the last 3 games by a total of 6 points.

One side note a lot of SEC folks probably don't know about is Bryant's first recruiting class that led that team couldn't play as Freshman and were not Junction Boys. The most famous was of course John David Crow who won the Heisman but he was not the feature recruit. The big name was actually another RB named Kenneth Hall. Hall actually still holds the NATIONAL High School record for career rushing at 11,232 yards and the NATIONAL High School scoring record at 32.9 points per game. This was in a mere 12 games where he rarely played in the 2nd half and yet the records still stand as does his avg of 337.1 Yards per game Rushing and 4.8 TDs per game. He had one game where he had 520 yards rushing on 11 carries for over a 47 yard average. The problem was back then they played both ways and he didn't like to play defense and had a bit of an ego so he and The Bear didn't see eye to eye and Hall quit the team and ended up in the CFL. Later on Bryant always expressed deep regret for how he pushed Hall and what could have been.






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Mr. Elvert
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re: Aggies how do you feel about Bryant and Stallings?


Bryant is highly revered by old Ags who were around in the 1950s but I doubt younger Ags think about him much since he left hear in 1958 and died in 1983.

On the other hand I'd think most good Ags love Coach Stallings. Stallings was a Junction Boy, Aggie head coach, Regent, and a man of immense character and integrity. Aggies also support their own (as long as it isn't tu related) so I am sure most were excited to see him win it all in 1992. Coach Stallings is a great ambassador for Texas A&M and that's likely putting it modestly.



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SECSolomonGrundy
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died in 1982


nah






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