Did AtM supplant LSU as the #2 program in the West in only 1 year?
aTm finished 3rd in the SECW, 1-2 against the 3 top 10 teams they played. They, just like LSU, struggled against Mississippi, barely beat La Tech, and got beat at home twice. They finished 5th in the SEC at best.
If you choose to believe the hype and think they can sustain the same level of competitiveness year in and year out like they did this year, I would say you need to put down the koolaid. They will be good, but I see them more like an Arkansas. They will compete for the championship every now and then, but they won't be consistently at the top of the SECW like LSU and Bama have been recently.
The reality is, LSU goes 10-2 beating two top 10 teams in aTm and SCAR and lose to Bama and Florida and people on here think we are one the worst teams Miles ever fielded. All while doing this with a make-shift OL and new QB. aTm goes 10-2 losing to LSU, while having two AA/NFL OTs and a beastly OL and they are the next big thing. On our down year we were better than the best year they've had in 15 years.
I think moving forward LSU will still be competing to win the West as it consistently does under this coaching staff.
This post was edited on 1/24 at 1:04 pm