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2019 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in SEC - West
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3dTom Luginbill

How Top 25 teams addressed needs on signing day

National championship contenders don't rebuild, they reload. Check out how each Top 25 team has used recruiting and the transfer market to replenish talent this offseason.

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Texas A&M has quickly filled its offensive line coach vacancy by hiring Josh Henson from Oklahoma State's staff, according to a source. Henson and Jimbo Fisher crossed paths at LSU in the mid-2000s. Henson replaces Jim Turner, who left to join Zac Taylor's staff with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Aggies carrying momentum into 2019 (3:25)
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11dTom Luginbill

Five non-CFP teams on their way there

Based on recruiting efforts and current roster depth, these teams could challenge Alabama's and Clemson's playoff dominance sooner rather than later.

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22dTom VanHaaren

Breaking down SEC recruiting classes

The SEC is the undisputed leader in the 2019 recruiting cycle, boasting the top three teams in the class rankings and having 13 of its 14 teams ranked in the top 50.

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22dCraig Haubert

Ten teams off to fast starts for the 2020 class

Much of the 2019 recruiting class has already signed, which means coaches are directing their attention to the Class of 2020. Here are 10 programs that have already made progress with the junior class.

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24dESPN

Biggest concern for each Top 25 team

When will Justin Fields debut at QB for Ohio State? How much turnover can Alabama handle? All of the Top 25 teams have issues to be resolved.

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24dMark Schlabach

Texas A&M backup QB Starkel looking to transfer

With two years of eligibility left, former Texas A&M starting quarterback Nick Starkel announced Tuesday he's looking to leave the school as a graduate transfer.

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27dJake Trotter

Texas, A&M presidents support renewing rivalry

The university presidents for both Texas and Texas A&M told the Austin American-Statesman on Friday that they're "supportive" of renewing the rivalry between the two football teams.

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30dHeather Dinich

Slocum, Mohajir, Odierno to join CFP committee

Hall of Fame coach R.C. Slocum, Arkansas State AD Terry Mohajir and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will each serve a 3-year term on the CFP selection committee.

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Police identify man who sent Sumlin racist letter

A man who allegedly sent a racist letter to then-Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin in 2017 is accused of regularly sending threats to high-profile figures in the Houston area.

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36dAndrea Adelson

Top 10 nonconference matchups of 2019

The 2019 season is (sadly) eight months away, but the fans, and no doubt the players, are already looking forward to the biggest games of next season.

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38dMark Schlabach

10 big, bold predictions for 2019

Mark it down for 2019: Trevor Lawrence will win the first of two Heismans, while Mack Brown and Les Miles sit out bowl season in their returns.

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39dMark Schlabach

The 2019 Way-Too-Early Top 25

Clemson is the new king, but Alabama will be back, along with Georgia, Ohio State and Notre Dame, while a couple of teams from Texas elbow their way into the top 10.

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43dMark Schlabach

Aggies' Williams, SEC's top rusher, to enter draft

Texas A&M's Trayveon Williams, who led the SEC with 1,760 rushing yards this season, announced he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Texas A&M ends season with statement win (1:56)
No. 19 Aggies smother Wolfpack 52-13 (3:44)
Offense heats up for Texas A&M (1:07)
Williams: 'We stayed persistent' (1:40)
Williams sets Gator Bowl record in Texas A&M's win (1:08)

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