Bruce Feldman Behind-the-Scenes Look at How A&M Prepped for 'Bama

By DJ Byrnes on September 19, 2013 at 10:49a

Alabama and Texas A&M's slugfest was the highest rated regular season game in seven years, and it didn't disappoint. Texas A&M appeared set to put Alabama to the sword in the early-goings, before Alabama roared back and Johnny Manziel's furious fourth-quarter comeback bid ultimately fell short. CBS' Bruce Feldman who was unsurprisingly (due to his skill-level and his employer also owning broadcast rights to the SEC) granted full-access to Texas A&M's program during the lead-up to the game. (Nick Saban used the faxes seeking request for full-access to the inner-workings of his program as kindling.)

Bruce didn't disappoint:

8:37 p.m.: Beaty walks into QB coach Jake Spavital's office, who has turned away from his computer to watch highlights of his protégé Geno Smith's debut win as an NFL starting quarterback for the New York Jets.

"OK, I've watched five games of them and here's what I've figured out," Beaty says. "They're (friggin') good. You can't 'guru' their ass."

You can't guru Saban because Saban IS THE GURU. (Click the article, it's worth your time.)



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labuck's picture

Great Job Bruce!

jenks's picture

The article was interesting, but I can't help but feel like itwas just an article playing to the hype of that game and the SEC. Why not write about Iowa and Iowa state? I bet you'd basically get the same article with different names.
Also, I'm sure this calls for some obligatory autograph joke:

Two nights ago, [Manziel] took his entire offensive line out for steak and lobster.

Nutbuck1959's picture

Probably can afford it with all the $$ from signing TAMU items!!

Go Buckeyes14's picture

I've only just started reading this article but I'm already enamored. Incredible write up.

BSTP DeCon's picture

Highest rated regular season game in 7 years because Ohio State vs TTUN in '06 was/is #1!