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Texas A&M talking trash to the SEC

Aggies fans haven’t shied away from flaunting their new SEC colors in a passive-aggressive anonymous kind of way. Kentucky fans know all about billboard wars, but Texas A&M fans have really cranked it up a notch from what was the friendly banter between the Cats and the Cards.

The controversy surrounding the actions of Texas A&M (or their boosters paying for the advertisements) began this offseason when this sign went up in Waco, Texas; home of the Baylor Bears, the outspoken institution against the conference realignment move of Texas A&M.

Another sign went up this summer in Austin, Texas; home of the Texas Longhorns, regarded as the Big XII conference bully that forced the moved of A&M to a new league when they signed their own television network deal.

And then news surfaced today that this sign that went up in Gainesville, Florida: Cocky, confident, and full of lies.

Let’s get to know our new SEC opponent by doing a little history lesson with them… Here are the SEC schools ranked by number of major infractions dating back to 1953 when the NCAA records of these infractions began. You’ll note Texas A&M is very much the “cleanest” program in the SEC, if this billboard went up on opposite day.

MAJOR INFRACTIONS IN THE NCAA SINCE 1953

Vanderbilt: 1 (2002)
Tennessee: 3 (1986, 1991, 2011)
Ole Miss: 3 (1959, 1986, 1994)
LSU: 3 (1986, 1998, 2011)
Arkansas: 4 (1965, 1997, 2003, 2007)
Missouri: 4 (1962, 1979, 1990, 2004)
Florida: 4 (1957, 1962, 1985, 1990)
South Carolina: 5 (1967, 1987, 1991, 2005, 2012)
Alabama: 5 (1964, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2009)
Mississippi State: 5 (1967, 1975, 1986, 1996, 2004)
Kentucky: 6 (1953, 1964, 1976, 1988, 1989, 2002)
Georgia: 6 (1978, 1982, 1985, 1997, 2004)
Auburn: 7 (1957, 1958, 1979, 1980, 1991, 1993, 2004)
Texas A&M: 7 (1957, 1966, 1969, 1977, 1988, 1991, 1994)

 

Next is the academic side which hardly needs mentioning. According to US News and World Report, Vanderbilt is far and away the top institution in the Southeastern Conference, checking in as the 17th-best University in the nation. It beat out the likes of Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon, and UC-Berkeley in the rankings.

Without question Texas A&M is no slouch in academics, but the irony in where they rank is too good to be true: a four-way tie at No. 58 with Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and… none other than the University of Florida in Gainesville. Right where the billboard went up, bragging about being the best program in the SEC.

It’s important to note that Texas A&M University insists it had nothing to do with this sign, and University officials say in a statement they are disappointed in the message it sends. The billboard has since been removed and Texas A&M says they are investigating where the sign originated.

Regardless of the University’s intent, there are Aggie fans out there that think like this. Now I can’t think of many scenarios where Kentucky fans should root for the Gators, but when Florida visits College Station on Saturday afternoon there won’t be a better time to pull for our long-time SEC East foes to put a good old fashioned beat down on the new guy.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

24 Comments for Texas A&M talking trash to the SEC



  1. UK
    6:21 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Florida should only have three since their next one wont be for another 950 years (2962)



  2. Big Blue 66
    6:37 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    aggies are really idiots, and they are almost cult like and not in a good way but in a waco, david karesh or whatever his name was way



  3. Big Blue 66
    6:39 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    and watching more BS on the yum center debacle, MJ, do you have the names of the idiot scam artists that were / are on the committee that scammed the state?



  4. Houston Wildcat
    6:42 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    I know a lot of Aggies since moving to Houston. They all seem pretty happy to be in the SEC. They all understand that they may not win much for years to come.



  5. Who cares?
    6:49 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    I love it! I think it’s funny and it’s not in bad taste. Who cares if the information isn’t “accurate?” Trash talk is part of the game and just gets all fan bases even more into the games.



  6. Dave in Bangkok
    6:52 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    There are no clean College Sports Programs.



  7. Yabba Do
    6:57 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    They are trying to bring their Big XII garbage to our conference.



  8. STEVE BACK
    7:04 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Yew Kays newest billboard in The ‘Ville:
    “We Are the DePaul of $EC Football”
    And don’t forget LOSERS, Florida thinks of you as poor white trash trailer dwellers!!



  9. Section 133
    7:10 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like a dribble down the pants leg to me. Billboard was taken down in :15.



  10. Vandy
    7:18 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Vandy has the best academics in the SEC



  11. Shawon
    7:22 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Show me a squeaky clean SEC football program, and I’ll show you a program with an 0-8 conference record.



  12. MtnCat
    7:32 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    I like the spunk of the A&M bunch. I just wish we had a football program where we could participate.



  13. JoeDiesel
    7:36 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Apparently Faycts are optional at TAMU as well.



  14. JoeDiesel
    7:40 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to see this fact tallied, although it would be impossible. Take EVERY student athlete in all the major sports (MBB, WBB, FB, SOFTBALL, BASEBALL, VB)at each SEC university and average their ACT/SAT scores. Then average their collegiate GPAs by grade classification.



  15. Dane Brammage
    7:55 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    An Obvious Mouthy ‘foto moto-shop’ Fake.

    The Penile Clouds, dexter & sinister, scream: WE, TX A & M (ass and mouth) SUCK….

    Or at least….blow.



  16. STEVE FRONT
    8:04 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    @8,

    Congrats on the win, ‘lil bro.

    While our coach may be gone of our volition, yours, again will soon leave for another better program and conference (to which uavel never has belonged); how is it that one fool ended up at Univ. of ARK, and now another? Strong is temporary. Going to ARK. After this year. Unless, there’s a stop over in LEX for a few years until John L. focks up again.



  17. fb>bb
    8:10 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s 88/89 infractions are the same. They don’t count as two seperate ones.



  18. KevinJ
    8:18 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Incredible. Check out what the coach did as well with the players he was going to punish for serious team infractions dont have a link on me or id post it. Dissapoinying.



  19. CO02
    9:46 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Real tradition? 1 National Championship in 1939……..get the [email protected]#$ out of here. WOW SUCH RICH CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION!



  20. STEVE BACK
    10:13 pm September 4, 2012 Permalink

    Jerry Sandusky is my hero. I have no teeth and live in the ghetto



  21. carnifex
    12:03 am September 5, 2012 Permalink

    I know STEVE BACK and this is not true. Or at least it’s partially true. Steve Back does have a few teeth. They are green, but it’s hard to tell because of his black and red grill. He has a cardinal tattooed on his pecker, with his head being the yellow beak with gritted teeth(the only white teeth left on him). It’s a very small tattoo. He love’s his line beard, his gothic L tattooed on his forehead(he was drunk. He didn’t remember that meant LOSER. He combs his hair with a ‘fro pick. He loves to eat Cheetohs, and grape soda, and has a permenant orange tint to the tips of his fingers from the Cheetoh dust. He drives a hooptie with 15 inch rims, with spinners. His car also has a 5,000 watt sound system that he plays crunk albums on at full blast. With the windows rolled down.

    Oh! And he live’s in his mom and dads basement in Valley Station. And he’s white.



  22. Doc
    3:24 am September 5, 2012 Permalink

    As a KY native and FSU alum, I will NEVER root for the Gators unless they are playing out of conference or their victory is necessary for the Cats to secure a championship.



  23. Travis
    7:19 am September 5, 2012 Permalink

    UK at #112? Wow.



  24. dodger1
    11:04 am September 5, 2012 Permalink

    tenn with only 3! best cover up job in the sec.