It seems the public likes them some Johnny Football. According to The Linemakers, Texas A&M has received twice as many futures bets to win the BCS Title as Alabama. The flood of bets has pushed the odds from 15-1 to 8-1. The Tide are 3-1 favorite. The second most popularly bet team is Ohio State.
We’re guessing Joe Casual Fan will be foiled once again. The Heisman winner is returning. Not returning are college football’s best left tackle, an All-American edge rusher and many contributing seniors. There’s a lot to like with Texas A&M, but also a number of outstanding questions.
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The schedule is manageable. The Aggies drew Vanderbilt and Missouri from the SEC East. The non-conference slate is pitiful. They still, however, must beat both Alabama and LSU in the same season, let alone beat the SEC East Champion and win the big game itself.