Texas A&M took a playful jab at Alabama at a fan event.
Considering it’s college football’s offseason, anything that happens on the news circuit is generally blown out of proportion.
However, it’s generally not a good idea to poke the bear. Right? Did the SEC miss the memo?
Well, the rest of the SEC certainly seems to be having some fun at Alabama’s expense this offseason. The Crimson Tide has claimed back-to-back titles and is the favorite to win in 2013. Yet, coach Nick Saban has been the brunt of the jokes by Vanderbilt’s James Franklin and Florida offensive line coach Tim Davis earlier this offseason.
And Texas A&M got into the act on Thursday night, as athletic director Eric Hyman lobbed a playful joke in Alabama’s direction:
Hyman: 'What do the moon and Texas A&M have in common? We control the Tide.' Told Sumlin he wants to say same thing in a year.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) June 14, 2013
After Hyman made his playful jab, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin had this to say:
Sumlin just received a standing ovation. His response to Hyman? 'No pressure, Eric. Thank you.'— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) June 14, 2013
But of course, the fun didn't end there. Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin had a humorous response to a tweet from radio personality Paul Finebaum:
Needless to say, the expectations in Aggieland are sky high for 2013.
And let's keep this in mind: It's the offseason and Hyman and Loftin's remarks are just two ways of firing up a Texas A&M fanbase that has plenty of reasons to be excited after an 11-2 campaign in 2012.
But here's the good news: Alabama and Texas A&M play on Sept. 14 - which should be one of college football's top games of 2013.
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