Coach Briles learned a lot way before going to Tech. If you remember he had a few state Titles while at Stephenville. His offenses were always quite balanced, but were typically seen as "pass-happy" because people did not realize how much they were running the ball.
Last year, the Coogs had over 225 yrds passing per, but they also had over 200 yards rushing. He is a strict believer in running to set up the pass, or is it passing to set up the run? Either way, once the game was in hand, it was run, run, run! Now go figure that he did this with a True Frosh running the Offense, but I guess it only helped that Kolb already knew how to run the offense..he was like a RS Sr, not a true Fr!
THe problem with Aggieland is that Fran is changing WAY too much, and they are getting confused. If you notice, there are a lot of FR & SO on their 2-deep...that is because those are Franny's boys. He has always had that mentality to get rid of the other guy's players because he favors his own...just ask the Bama boys!
The true heart & soul of those great TCWho teams (while Fran was HC) was the DC...Gary Patterson. Is it not obvious that Fran does not do "D" well....as noted by the 77-0 WHOOPing from OU!
Maybe somehow, the COogs & Ags will get into a Bowl game against each other (hopefully soon - Houston Bowl?) so we can put this to rest.