We had to suffer through Fran and the subsequent rebuilding of a gutted program. If $Bill had asked me (but he didn't for some strange reason), Fran would have been out of there at the end of Year 2 irrespective of the buyout. Hell, we alums offered to pony up the cash to remove him - more than once!
Colin Blake is technically committed to a Big 12 school.
But the safety from Brandeis High School in San Antonio clearly had the SEC on his mind when he committed to Texas A&M on Tuesday.
The school officially announced last week that it plans to leave the Big 12 by next summer. That has led many to believe the SEC will invite Texas A&M into the conference, perhaps as early as Wednesday.
And that’s a big reason Blake decided to commit to the Aggies.
“I think it makes them more attractive to me because that’s the best conference in college football so I would love to have a chance to play in the SEC,” Blake told AggieYell.com. “They look real good going into the year this year and I think they are going to do well in the Big 12 this year. I like A&M a lot, so I want them to win the Big 12.”
Blake, who’s considered the 14th-best safety in the nation and 23rd-best prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals.com, chose Texas A&M over schools such as Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas Tech, Arizona and California.
Four of Rivals.com’s top 25 players in the state of Texas have committed to Texas A&M for 2012. How many of the top 25 players in Texas did the Aggies sign in 2011? Zero.