At Texas A&M, roster management doesn’t mean what I think it means

Honestly, this just blows my mind ($$).

Texas A&M has lost 25 scholarship players in one offseason. Eighteen were blue-chip recruits. Eight were top-100 recruits, including five-stars Denver Harris and Chris Marshall. Seven were freshmen from their top-ranked 2022 recruiting class. Not one entered the portal, changed their mind and withdrew.

To their credit, the Aggies have picked up two touted transfers, North Carolina cornerback Tony Grimes and Florida State safety Sam McCall, and are pursuing several more. But if you want to compare this to turnover margin and put it in those terms, no other FBS program comes close to Texas A&M’s minus-23 transfer margin.

At least 16 of their departing players are going to be on Power 5 rosters in 2023.

On top of that, it’s not as if Jimbo pulled in another giant recruiting class this time.  TAMU’s bunch is rated 13th nationally, behind Florida, just to give you an idea.

Huge net loss of talent, but at least they’ve got Bobby Petrino coming in to make up that difference.



Filed under Recruiting, SEC Football, Transfers Are For Coaches.

27 responses to “At Texas A&M, roster management doesn’t mean what I think it means

  1. Mean Machine

    I’m on a text thread where we had taken to calling them Texas 8&5, before (of course) they became Texas 5&7.

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  2. ugafidelis

    I bet Kirby treats these guys like they have the plague no matter how good they are.


  3. miltondawg

    Petrino is a turd so I get the shot, but the worthless bastard can coach and has had good to great success offensively everywhere he has been outside of the Falcons.


  4. tenesseewasnevergreat

    I’m convinced Jimbo is speedrunning a buyout. He’s got a ring. He’s got money, but he’s never had the respect of his peers and hiring Petrino isn’t going to change that.

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  5. Biggen

    Make or break year for Jimbo. If he isn’t in the SEC title game (or at least in contention late in the season) he is out on his can no matter the buyout.


  6. uga97

    Jimbos Offseason blueprint for success:

    -Dont make bowl game
    -Lose 25 players, including starting QB.
    -Gain Petrino
    -Keep Coley

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Coley did a fine job for us, recruiting and coaching, before Kirby made by far his biggest blunder as HC by promoting him to OC.

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      • That’s life. Kirby made a decision. That’s what leaders do. It ended up being bad call, but it got us Monken which got us the titles. All praise to Coley’s constipated O.


  7. akascuba

    Jimbo’s karma will make it till 2024 when he loses to Texas,OU, Arkansas and Bobby Petrino’s coup.

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  8. Dawg in Austin

    Good thing they didn’t have many go to the draft. 😂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. godawgs1701

    The Texas A&M 30 for 30 is going to be incredible.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Russ

    Cue Dave Chappelle.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. spur21

    How long will the NIL funders fund Jimbo. With the departure of 25 + they will surely ask WTF am I paying all this money?


  12. Greta Thunberg smiles at this waste of Texas oilmen’s money.

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