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    A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    I know that everyone here, let alone Cyclone plsyers and coaches, have to be sky high right now. Indeed, lots of people are happily talking about how many wins we'll have the rest of the season. But let's not look past the Aggies.

    I know that a feeling of exuberence and exhileration is going to permeate the Jacobsen Building and surroundings the next few days, but I hope that the players can get right back down to business. I know that at times A&M looks like a horrible team, but it's their defense that's bad. Frankly, I really can't see Jerrod Johnson and his receivers conveniently making so many bad throws and dropping so many passes--let alone all of the other turnovers. Unlike Nebraska, A&M has a good offense.

    So we really don't need for this to be a trap door game. We really need this win, and not just for Bowl eligibility. We need to beat the teams that we should beat. We need to look good for potential recruits in Texas, both the current seniors and underclassmen. And we need to win just to win, to demonstrate continuity and consistency.

    So while I'm wandering around tonight tilting at windmills, I hope that the Cyclones are celebrating as well. Only thing is, when that Sunday night dinner and film session rolls around, I hope that they are all back hard at it, feet on the ground, figuring out the ways to beat Texas A&M.




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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    amen to all of that said. we aren't exactly world beaters. we won a game we shouldn't have won. first game that has happened since the army game at army game that i can recall.

    a$m is a TOUGH place to play.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    I think this team has shown a lot of mental toughness. They could have thrown in the towel after KSU and KU, but they didn't. There is no doubt in my mind that they will get out there tomorrow and the following days and focus on what needs to be done.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    We win with AA and Arob-



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    whatever, fun hater.


    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    I'm worried about this as well. I hope they can stay focused for ths game.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    The team, coaches, and staff should enjoy tonight. I know they'll be back at it tomorrow.


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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    I know a letdown is possible, but I have so much faith in this coaching staff keeping them focused and motivated, I'm really not worried about it. I posted in the game thread that today was the first time I can remember not being nervous going into halftime with a lead.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    dont worry i'll cheer as hard as possible again just like today. difference is theyll be able to hear me better when i am in the stadium where the game is being played.


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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    Did anyone here Jesse Smith on the post game show?

    He said they will enjoy it tonight BUT will be back at work tomorrow and will be over the win.

    He is a guy that will not let the team get to high on themselves.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    Quote Originally Posted by mapnerd View Post
    I think this team has shown a lot of mental toughness. They could have thrown in the towel after KSU and KU, but they didn't. There is no doubt in my mind that they will get out there tomorrow and the following days and focus on what needs to be done.
    Rhoads said following the Baylor game that this team is one of the most resilient teams that he has ever been around.


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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    Quote Originally Posted by DRCHIRO View Post
    Did anyone here Jesse Smith on the post game show?

    He said they will enjoy it tonight BUT will be back at work tomorrow and will be over the win.

    He is a guy that will not let the team get to high on themselves.
    Every player interviewed after the game said that.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    I trust these players and coaches to never overlook an upcoming opponent. This program is not yet to that level where ANY team can be overlooked. Maybe someday, but not now.

    Listening to the players, its clear that they know there is a lot of work to be done, and the goal of a bowl game is within reach.



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Every player interviewed after the game said that.
    Thats a good thing!



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    Re: A&M--Avoiding a Letdown

    A&M is now leading Tech in Lubbock 21-14 in the 2nd Qtr.



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