Their in-state rival, the Texas Longhorns, face an equally important contest against an SEC foe, the Rebels of Ole Miss. Win and the wolves back off head coach Mack Brown; lose and they get dangerously close to the embattled coach.
A growing number of Longhorn backers are thinking it is time for Brown to move on; that he has lost a step, hence the team slipping into mediocrity the last few seasons.
So can you guess what Texas A&M fans want to happen? Yep--they hope the tsips keep the ole ball coach. The longer he keeps the Longhorns falling, the easier it will be for the Aggies to recruit in-state and continue to rise.
Not that they need any help of course...