Coach: R.C. Slocum
102-32-2, 11 years
1999 Record: 8-4
Sep 04 @Louisiana Tech Won 37-17
Sep 18 Tulsa Won 62-13
Sep 25 Southern Mississippi Won 23-6
Oct 02 @Texas Tech Lost 19-21
Oct 09 Baylor Won 45-13
Oct 16 Kansas Won 34-17
Oct 23 @Oklahoma Lost 6-51
Oct 30 Oklahoma State Won 21-3
Nov 06 @Nebraska Lost 0-37
Nov 13 @Missouri Won 51-14
Nov 26 Texas Won 20-16
Dec 28 Penn State Lost 0-24
1999 Final Rankings
AP-23,  BCS-14,  Coaches-20
2000 Outlook

If defense wins championships, look for Texas A&M to surprise alot of prognosticators this year and make it's way into a battle with Texas for a trip to the Big 12 Championship Game. But the defense will have to play up to it's ability for the offense to catch up if it can. The starter at quarterback is anyone's guess at this point. The Aggies have a 19 home game winning streak going at deafening Kyle Field. So a major make or break test could come in the first game on the road against Notre Dame. If the Aggies can find a way to leave South Bend victorious the next five games are in the comforts of Kyle. The final two games against rivals Texas and Oklahoma will decide A&M's bowl fate. The Aggies will need to win one of those. A simple yes or no will do. Will the Aggies go to a bowl? YES. Will the Aggies go to a bowl better than last years? NO. Will that be a productive finish with the starters gone on offense? YES. Will Aggie fans see it that way? NO, but it will be a good season, especially if you like low scoring games. Remember the Alamo.
Projected Record: 8-4

Texas A&M 2000 Schedule

QB - 1.5 DL - 4.5
RB - 2.5 LB - 4.5
WR - 2 DB - 2
OL - 2.5  




For the first time since 1992, the Aggies enter the seaon with no clear-cut favorite to earn the starting quarterback position as Randy McCown, who started 20 games over the last three seasons, has now departed. Three players will jockey for the starting spot. Mark Farris and Vance Smith both took close to the same amount of snaps last year ending with pretty equal, mediocre stats, but alot of coaches feel Colby Freeman, who is the most mobile, may be the man. The fall will tell. The running game struggled a bit last season, but came on strong towards the end with one of the heaviest backfields ever at A&M. Fullback Ja'Mar Toombs is a brick house and will pound it up the middle on opponents this season. The question mark will be at tailback as three of them are now gone from '99. Coaches are hoping sophmore Joe Weber will step in nicely, but redshirt freshman Richard Whitaker was listed as the team's No. 1 tailback coming out of spring drills with impressive spring numbers. The wide receivers will be a thin unit due to heavy departures. Possibly the marquee offensive player may be center Seth McKinney, one of the best in the Big 12.

QB Mark Farris 6-2 212 So. Colby Freeman 6-2 231 Fr.
RB Richard Whitaker 5-10 192 Fr. Joe Weber 6-0 222 So.
FB Ja'Mar Toombs 6-0 265 Jr.   Stacy Jones 5-11 220 So.
WR Bethel Johnson 5-11 188 Jr.   Mickey Jones 5-9 180 Jr.
WR Chris Taylor 5-11 184 Sr.   Dwain Goynes 5-10 180 So.
T Michael Mahan 6-6 292 So.   Britt Lively 6-5 291 Fr.
G Taylor Whitley 6-4 305 So.   Billy Yates 6-1 280 So.
C Seth McKinney 6-3 290 Jr.   Toby McCarthy 6-2 274 Sr.
G Chris Valletta 6-3 287 Sr.   Andre Brooks 6-4 311 Fr.
T Tango McCauley 6-3 294 Jr.   Alan Reuber 6-6 278 Fr.
TE RoDerrick Broughton 6-1 247 Sr.   Lonnie Madison 6-3 259 Jr.
K Terence Kitchens 5-9 165 Sr.          
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Randy McCown-QB, D'Andre Hardeman-RB, Eric Bernard-RB,
Dante Hall-RB, Chris Cole-WR, Matt Bumgardner-WR, Leroy Hodge-WR,
Semisi Heimuli-OG, Andy Vincent-OT


Should be a great year for the Aggie defense in 2000 and it all starts up front. The terrific trio of noseguard Ron Edwards, and ends Ronald Flemons and Rocky Bernard return for their senior seasons. These three young men have all lettered three seasons and have been starters the past two years. Texas A&M has got some experience along the defensive line and has played a number of players the past couple of years giving a tremendous amount of stability and depth across the defensive front. The inside and outside linebackers are all back giving seven returning starters total up front. There are two very talented outside linebackers who should contend for all-star honors this year in Jason Glenn and Roylin Bradley, a two man wrecking crew. If there was a weak link heading into the fall it would be in the backfield as the Aggies will have to find three new players. They will start with Michael Jameson who led the team in interceptions last year with five of them. One of the biggest losses A&M fans will not forget about is punter Shane Lechler, a two-time All-American and a fifth-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders. Look for the Parade All-American punter Cody Scates to step in right out of high school as he averaged over 44 yards his senior year.

DE Rocky Bernard 6-3 283 Sr. Evan Perroni 6-5 247 Jr.
DT Ron Edwards 6-3 272 Sr. Stephen Young 6-0 273 Sr.
DE Ronald Flemons 6-5 247 Sr.   Ty Warren 6-4 286 So.
OLB Roylin Bradley 6-1 230 Sr.   Jarrod Penright 6-3 232 So.
ILB Cornelius Anthony 6-0 234 Sr.   Harold Robertson 6-2 223 Jr.
ILB Brian Gamble 6-2 227 So.   Jared Morris 6-3 226 Fr.
OLB Jason Glenn 6-1 235 Sr.   Christian Rodriguez 6-2 237 Jr.
CB Jay Brooks 5-9 182 Jr.   Sean Weston 5-9 163 Fr.
CB Sammy Davis 6-0 169 So.   Eric Stanford 6-2 195 Jr.
SS Terrence Kiel 5-11 192 So.   Everett Smith 6-2 198 Fr.
FS Michael Jameson 5-11 179 Sr.   Everett Smith 6-2 198 Fr.
P Timm Gergeni 5-9 159 Fr.   Cody Scates 6-2 180 Fr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Jason Webster-DB, Sedrick Curry-DB, Brandon Jennings-DB,
Shane Lechler-P