If 4 years from now, A&M is a top tier SEC school, it will be because Sumlin (or some other coach) has developed it into one...not because the program is inherently at that level
So what does it mean to be "inherently" at that level?
There are several components a program must possess to be naturally positioned for long-term success.
Consider these factors as if you're starting from scratch (i.e. the things you want if you're creating a football program at a university).
1) Location--meaning, proximity to recruits.
2) Fan base--a raucous fan base willing to support with the $ is clearly a necessity.
3)$$--Pretty self-evident. Ties into the fan base element.
4) Gameday experience--kids want to know they're going to play in an electric environment week in and week out. Big and loud crowds have a measurable impact on recruits. They want all eyes on them.
5) Exposure--Again, self-evident.
Which of these does A&M not have?
This post was edited on 1/17 at 2:04 pm