When No. It's far too early in the season to be throwing around terms like "elimination game," but the Tigers and Aggies are both talented enough to play disruptor and beat anyone in the division on a given Saturday. However, given the daunting remaining slate for both teams, it does seem unlikely that the loser of this weekend's meeting in College Station, Texas, will be able to make a run at finishing the season in Atlanta as the championship game representative for the SEC West.
The former Florida State coach knows they still have a ways to go if they expect to contend for a title in the rugged Southeastern Conference.
It's about what do you know you've got to do and how you've got to do it to the highest level and I think we're getting to that level and that's the biggest difference in our football team. The expectations are high for Fisher to take another step forward this season after he won a national title and three Atlantic Coast Conference championships in eight seasons with the Seminoles.
That certainly won't be an easy task with a schedule that features a trip to defending national champion Clemson on Sept. While Fisher knows his team will be considered the underdog in most of those contests, he finds it condescending to refer to his team as a spoiler.
But we expect to play with them and compete with them and win those games. That's why we're here. We are not looking to spoil anything.
We're looking to win something and go about our business and do the things we have to do. Fisher said Mond, who appeared in 11 games with eight starts as a freshman, has matured exponentially in the year they've worked together.
Mond now has such a firm grip of Fisher's offense that he isn't just learning from his coach, but joining in on the discussion and sharing his opinions on how he and his teammates can improve.
It's hard to do that when you're still battling for a job yourself and proving yourself.
From that standpoint he's grown tremendously. I might as well get use to and it's going to help me continue to grow. Though he isn't where Fisher wants him to be yet, sophomore Jashaun Corbin will begin the season as the starter.
He had yards rushing with a touchdown last season. To commemorate the anniversary the Aggies will have special logos on their helmets and the same logos will be placed at the yard lines at Kyle Field and at the entrance of the team's locker room.
The celebration also includes a moment bracket of the greatest moments in Aggie football history. Fans can vote on their favorite moment at 12thMan. Players involved in the greatest moments will be invited to home games throughout the season to mark the occasion.