Originally Posted by htownfan32
SteelB, he's talking about right now, not a century of football before. Also, let's be real and talk about A&M after it transitioned from a military college to a more conventional university.
The defense has the quality in terms of recruits. Right now it is young. It will improve by next year. We've got young guys out there - Darrian Claiborne (who looks like the answer at ILB), Isaiah Golden, Devante Harris.
They have all the talent to make the jump to at least a decent defense, it's up to Snyder to use that talent. They play bad now, but talent + experience should result in improvement next year.
As far as the future is concerned:
Rivals has A&M's 2014 recruiting class (for now) ranked at 13, USC is at 63. It doesn't matter if it's Manziel or whatever - relevancy brings recruits, and recruits set up success for years to come.
While this is true in most cases there are some exceptions. Texas, under Brown, has, until this last recruiting class, had a top 10 or top 5 class, but he's done little with all that top talent (1 NC). Mack is a great recruiter but not so great coach. I think most of the team's problems stem from a lack of discipline, but that's just a guess. Basically, it takes the right coach with the top recruits to get good and stay good like Sabin at Alabama.