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Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:14 am
Edited on: December 19, 2011 11:16 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Even in the dead period for college football recruiting, new head coach Kevin Sumlin has reportedly landed his first five-star at Texas A&M.

Oklahoma freshman running back Brandon Williams has decided to transfer to Texas A&M, according to reports from GigEm247 and the Dallas Morning News. Williams, a native of Brookshire, was on Texas A&M's campus Saturday and has decided to leave the Sooners in order to be closer to home.

Williams is expected to apply for a hardship waiver that will allow him to suit up for the Aggies immediately, but could see that request denied after seeing action in eight games for the Sooners in 2011. If Williams is not granted the waiver, he will sit out the 2012 season and have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013.

Williams totaled 219 yards on 46 carries this season, with his strongest performance being an 80 yard outing against Iowa State on Nov. 26. He was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, where he ran for 2,438 yards and 33 touchdowns in his senior season at Brookshire Royal.

For Sumlin, Williams' arrival comes at the perfect time with Christine Michael graduating after the 2012 season and two-time 1,000 yard rusher Cyrus Gray possibly wrapping up his season in the bowl game against Northwestern - if he is able to play with the stress fracture in his shoulder. With Texas A&M's move to the hyper-competitive SEC West, Aggie fans know they will need more of the steady ground attack they have become accustomed to in order to avoid a rocky transition.

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Since: Dec 20, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

Um, I agree A&M has struggled against 0u, but against tu....not so fast.  The last 35 years the Ags and tu are even.  The last 25 years?  A&M has a 14 to 11 lead.  If you are going say something make sure you back it up with facts.  A&M has not always recruited well.  This is another false notion.  Your Sumlin comment is just plain dumb.



Since: Jul 30, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

I hate to re-state the obvious, but the following seems relevant:
1). Improved recruiting; Maybe for teams already in the SEC playing Texas A&M, but A&M has always recruited well.  They just haven't been able to beat the bullies on the block (OU, Texas).  If you believe LSU, Alabama, Florida, Auburn are less formidable opponents, this is a great move.  Otherwise, recruiting isn't the benefit.
2.)  Competitive advantage; See item 1.  If you can't beat OU/Texas, I doubt you beat the Monsters of the SEC.  Best wishes.  This may actually help OU/Texas take recruits from A&M.
3.) Money.... The SEC cut of the revenue/BCS sharing is slightly larger and will likely grow.  Texas A&M will benefit from the success of others.  Basically, LSU and Alabama are playing a weak team for a home/away series!

Regarding Brandon Williams, OU hated to see him leave, no doubt.  But, he is not making a difference in Year 1, and likely won't be a game changer for A&M. 

Can Kevin Sumlin win consistently against the LSU's and Alabama's of the world?  Remains to be seen.  Maybe he left to get away from the powerhouses like TCU?





Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:46 am
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

He wasn't going to be the man at OU, maybe at an SEC school, he can start.  And A&M is the worm in the tequilla.




Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:04 am
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M



Once this season is done, you are counting down to a new dawn in the SEC.  Letting a Texas University like A&M into the SEC is like a Trojan worm into a Sorority, you got no hope of surviving it.  Enjoy the short window of gloating, you are about to get your keester handed to you.




Since: Sep 15, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:58 am
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

ladies and gentlemen.  Lets make one thing perfectly clear.  Texas = Football.  I am a U of H student, albeit a 50 yr old one.  Here is what you are failing to understand.  This state IS football.  The Aggies moving to the SEC maybe a short term death sentence, but it is a long term guarantee for our state that we will remain relevant in the abortion known as the BCS.  What no one wants to talk about (except one in this thread) is that young Texas football players WANT to play in Texas.  You give Coach a chance to stabilize, organize, and recruit for a period of two years, and the SEC better tell LSU and Alabama to get some Kevlar and hide in the root cellar.  The storm is coming, and its name is Sumlin.  The reason for all the chatter in the negative, is that NO one wants a Texas, especially the Aggies, team coming into the SEC and taking over like a third world dictator over indigent masses.  Listen up!  Texas A&M in the SEC = Your Butt is Mine....get used to it kids.  The day of reckoning is at hand.




Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:24 am
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

A&M will not be able to compete with the top tier of the sec because they have a strict policy of who they can take, even athletes.  They will be able to be competive with vany, miss st, miss, that is about it.


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Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:41 am
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Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

So, A&M being in the SEC will magically want recruits to go to Alabama and LSU?  A&M's recruiting will improve because Texas recruits will be able to play in the SEC and stay close to home.  They will be competitive in the SEC before too long.

You are dense. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Report: Oklahoma RB transferring to Texas A&M

The guy needed to go back home for personal reasons.
He's a good RB, but he is not a difference maker.
Adrian Peterson was a true 5 star RB, Williams not even close.
Finch and Clay (same type of RB as Williams) are the clear #2 guys.
Whaley is the clear #1 RB, when healthy.



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