Schlabach: Always a steep SEC West climb

Alabama has won two straight national championships and will once again be the favorite to take home another crystal ball at the end of the 2013 season. LSU is looking to win 10 or more games for the seventh time under Les Miles. And Texas A&M, which pushed its way to 11 wins behind a Heisman-winning quarterback in its first year in the SEC last year, is looking to make the jump from third to first in the SEC Western Division.

Not to mention, Ole Miss is surging, former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema has taken over things at Arkansas, Mississippi State isn't satisfied with just bowl berths and offensive guru Gus Malzahn is running the show at Auburn.

The SEC West could be as wild as ever in 2013, and it should have no problem keeping its title as college football's toughest division.

Esteemed colleague Mark Schlabach took some time to check in with the Texas A&M Aggies and talk with them about making a move in the SEC West after a fantastic first year in their new conference. Moving up in the West won't be easy for anyone ... not even Johnny Football.