Sunday, August 30, 2009


Baron Batch is coming off a season in which he carried 113 times for 758 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 45 passes for 449 yards and a TD.

“I’m ready to go, ready to rock and roll, to get it started,’’ the junior from Midland said - 2 1/2 weeks after suffering an elbow injury in practice.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finally feeling the football season coming on...

It took a trip to Aggieland, but I finally feel like it's football season. Yesterday morning I made an early drive to College Station, and got to campus in time to watch 2 hours of practice. I'm feeling pretty good about the team making some serious improvements over last year, even though I'm realistic enough to know it may not reflect much in the win column. The Dallas Morning News projects A&M to finish 5-7, with conference wins only over ISU and KSU. I am really hoping for 7-5 with a couple of upsets, but would honestly be okay with 6-6, if the wins were over the right teams.

I was very impressed with the offense. Jerrod Johnson is back at QB, with Tannehill and Fuller returning at wideout. Fuller is a beast, and will be one of the top receivers in the conference this year. I had no idea how massive JJ was until I was standing 20 feet from him. He is listed at 6'6", but I think he's taller than that. Tannehill was taking snaps at QB as well, but it seems decided that JJ will start at QB and Tannehill will play receiver.

Cyrus Gray and Bradley Stephens are both back at RB, and Gray is slotted to be the starter. He looked great in practice, but all the talk seemed to be about true freshman Christine Michael. Everyone is saying he is very special, and could be starting by October. Powerful runner with breakaway speed.

Offensive line looked good too, but maybe that was because they were blocking the Aggie defense. It's really hard to tell when it's Aggies vs. Aggies, but still, I'm ready for September 5th!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

September Texas Monthly Cover:

Should be an interesting read, although TM is a nothing short of a rag. I especially love the 75 pages of vacation ads in every issue.

All in all, pretty good pub for the HUB though.

Friday, August 07, 2009