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Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin Not Looking Ahead To Alabama

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Texas A&M is coming off it's best football season in more than a decade.

The Aggies finished with a top-ten national ranking, a Cotton Bowl win and a Heisman Trophy.

A&M was also the only team to topple Alabama in 2012, a game played in Tuscaloosa.

But the Crimson Tide gets a shot at revenge this season when it travels to College Station on September 14th.

It's a game many have circled on the calander, but not A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.

"We don't circle any games," Sumlin said. "We've been around long enough to know that anybody on any given saturday can beat you whether its our league or out of the mountain league.  We're not in any place or any shape yet to go out and pick games to play.  We better be ready to play against rice that first week and we'll take it from there."

Sumlin is settling into his second year as head coach.  He received a $1.1 million pay raise, up to $3.1 million annually, following his 11-2 season.

He transformed Texas A&M into one of the hottest football programs in the country.  In fact, their stadium will soon be the biggest in the SEC.

"Moving forward, I think the expansion of Kyle Field, it's already a great place.  Our 31,000 students that stand during the game, they're just going to get a little more help right now," Sumlin said.  "It will create an atmosphere that as I said when I came back the first time, that Kyle Field was second-to-none with game atmosphere.   It increases another 20,000 fans won't hurt that at all."

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