The Texas A&M Aggies really couldn't ask for a better situation this year when it comes to their match-up with top ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa Saturday. They enter the week, fresh off of a bye week and overall should be about as healthy as they have been this season.
As the world of college football has seen, it is helpful to have as many things going right for your program entering the match-up and getting several key players back will certainly help the Aggies chances.
Defensive coordinator John Chavis met with the media as part of the Aggies regular weekly media availability and talked about the task at hand in stopping Alabama.
"They have adjusted to their personnel," Chavis said on Tuesday. "They've done a good job with a freshman quarterback. Obviously they felt he gave them the best opportunity to do what they needed to do, and they have expanded the playbook throughout the season. They give you a lot of different looks and they have adjusted their playbook to fit their personnel and they do a great job of that."
For Chavis who has seen his defensive unit continue it's improvement since his arrival, he has been happy with the team's effort but also feels there is more they have not seen from the defense.
"We have played extremely hard and we have played some good football teams," Chavis said. "We have not played out best yet and that is where we are. There are some areas that we have addressed and will continue to address. When you are in situations to be able to finish a game we have got to be able to do that. We have not done that as well as I expect and not as well as the players expect. The point I do want to make is that our players are giving great, great effort and that is a good starting place."
Something is going to have to give on Saturday as the two teams at or near the top of most SEC categories will square off to see who can give themselves the inside track at the SEC West title.