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Texas A&m Football: What Texas' Charlie Strong Means For Aggies

Period. And the Texas athletic department did a poor job moving Strong into the position from day one, as they sacrificed their new head coach's image by not even consulting the major donors beforehand, as Texas business school namesake Red McCombs pointed out during a radio interview . Not exactly a strong start (pun noted). Scott Halleran/Getty Images Now, how does this immediate insecurity affect Texas A&M? One word: positively. The Aggies' football program has taken off the past two years under Kevin Sumlin, and for a multitude of reasons. First, for A&M's bold realignment into the Southeastern Conference. Second, for Sumlin's suave recruiting skills. And third, for Johnny Manziel 's catalyst-esque boost to the program's direction, drawing national attention and distinction to College Station in a fraction of the time it may have taken without him. According to 247Sports.com , A&M ranks third overall for its recruiting class and second conference-wide (trailing only division rival Alabama). In the past week alone, the Aggies have secured commitments from the first- and 11th-ranked wide receivers nationally Speedy Noil and Frank Iheanacho despite losing top-flight All-American Mike Evans to the NFL Draft in the same time period. Basically, Sumlin and the Aggies have been unflappable on the recruiting trail and deadly on the football field. And while A&M and Texas have no plans on taking the field against one another any time soon, the Aggies are winning the in-state rivalry by a landslide. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images Strong's hire failed Kim Kardashian tape to do for the Longhorns what the program would have hoped: make a splash. It was safe.
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