There is no way to say it other than the Texas A&M (Aggies) football team is rebuilding. The Aggies enter the 2008 campaign under the leadership of first year head coach Mike Sherman who brings a new staff and philosophy to College Station. The team returns the fewest starters (10) than any team in the BIG XII. A&M must find replacements for its entire offensive line and much of its receiving corps. Defensively, A&M must replace five starters on the defensive front. Fortunately A&M returns its starting quarterback in senior Stephen McGee and running back Jorvorskie Lane.
Oddsmakers at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com have the Aggies listed at +800 long-shot odds to win the BIG XII Conference championship and +8000 odds to win the BCS National Championship. Unless you like throwing your money away, we [Point-Spreads.com] recommend you avoid betting on the Aggies in either of these categories.
The Aggies are favored by 20 ½ in their opening game with Arkansas State (Red Wolves) of the Sun Belt Conference. Taking ASU and the 20 ½ points is probably the best value.
Oddsmakers have set the betting total at 7-games. If you like the OVER you are delusional. Unless Sherman carries pockets full of magical pixie dust, winning five games might be a stretch.
No games on Texas A&M’s 12-game schedule rate as a guaranteed win. Even Army and Arkansas State have the potential to beat the Aggies. A&M might very well be an underdog when they visit Mountain West Conference member New Mexico at Albuquerque.
Aug 30 Arkansas State (Red Wolves)
Sep 06 @New Mexico (Lobos)
Sep 20 Miami (Hurricane)
Sep 27 Army (Black Knights)
Oct 04 @Oklahoma State (Cowboys)
Oct 11 Kansas State (Wildcats)
Oct 18 Texas Tech (Red Raiders)
Oct 25 @Iowa State (Cyclones)
Nov 01 Colorado (Buffalos)
Nov 08 Oklahoma (Sooners)
Nov 15 @Baylor (Bears)
Nov 27 @Texas (Longhorns)
Point-Spreads.com projects a 5-7 record for Texas A&M in 2008.