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Tajh Boyd: ‘I got A&M’

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Everybody seems to be excited about the big game coming up on Saturday in College Station between No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama.

And now one prominent player has gone on record about the game’s outcome.

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was asked by his local media on Tuesday which team he thought would win.

“Honestly? I got A&M,” said Boyd, whose No. 3 Tigers have Saturday off. “A lot of people say Saban won’t be beat twice; it’s at A&M. It’s going to be a competitive game. It’s going to be a fun game. I’m going to watch it. It’s going to be an intriguing game.”

It’s no wonder Boyd is picking the Aggies. After all, both Clemson and Texas A&M run high-powered spread offenses and are used to scoring points in bunches. Given how well Clemson’s offense has fared against the likes of Georgia and LSU recently, and the fact that A&M confounded Alabama last season, it makes sense that Boyd would relate more to what the Aggies have to offer.

Of course, it’s a lot easier to talk when you don’t have to actually play the Tide, isn’t it?

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31 Responses to “Tajh Boyd: ‘I got A&M’”
  1. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 10, 2013 7:58 PM

    “Of course, it’s a lot easier to talk when you don’t have to actually play the Tide, isn’t it?”

    Well stated, Chris.

  2. ithinkipeedmyself says: Sep 10, 2013 8:41 PM

    I’m not even a Bama fan, but 2 weeks to prepare… off a loss last year…and all the Johnny F-ing Football hype to rub in his players’ faces? C’mon man. Johnny might not make it out of the game. Tide comes in and sweeps him away. Big time RTR.

  3. ithinkipeedmyself says: Sep 10, 2013 8:44 PM

    (I AM a Saban fan…)

  4. mediocrebob says: Sep 10, 2013 9:03 PM

    Bama spotted A&M 21 and still should’ve won last year. I know it’s a new season but…

    THIS SEASON A&M has a bad defense and bama has had 2 weeks to get ready. And I have a feeling this game has been circled for about a year by everyone in the bama program.

  5. mcjon22 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:08 PM

    Alabama: “I got Florida State”

  6. deathburger says: Sep 10, 2013 9:12 PM

    Bama had like 200 yards against Virginia Tech. Bama probably shouldn’t be in the top 10 this year. Apparently, that offensive line they lost was what made them great last year.

  7. drummerhoff says: Sep 10, 2013 9:17 PM


  8. barnesaintnoble says: Sep 10, 2013 9:44 PM

    Two very good coaches. One obviously has the championships but has also been around longer.

  9. malkinrulez says: Sep 10, 2013 9:51 PM

    I give the kid credit for picking a team, instead of the the usual babbling with no answer.

  10. overratedgators says: Sep 10, 2013 9:53 PM

    My money’s on Bama, but I’d gladly lose it to watch A&M pull off the upset. Win/Win really.

  11. jaydm84 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:54 PM

    A&M hasn’t exactly played great defense and I think people under estimate the D of Va Tech. Bama’s defense looked great and has much better athletes compared to Rice and Sam houston. I think this will be a great game.

  12. be4bama says: Sep 10, 2013 10:07 PM

    41-31 BAMA. ROLL TIDE

  13. suprmous says: Sep 10, 2013 10:48 PM

    Hey Snapper, wanna hear somethin funny; hahaha. I’ve been threatened by a A&Mer. Seems when I said that the prima donna could easily fall on his ass and get humiliated (not necessarily by Bama) this guy comes back and tells me, “well lets see how you play up against him, you wouldn’t last 5 seconds on defense. you’re nothin more that a piece of crap who’s hidin behind a keyboard. I’d even be glad to take you on because I know I can take you out”. Before I could answer him another came in on behind him and asked if he knew who he was talkin to. The A&Mer told em no and he could care less about crap like that. Whoever it was told him that he just told a 60 yr old lady who was old enuff to be his mother /or grandmother somethin that was totally uncall for and that her words made sense but never seemed out of line. And the thing was I never got to say what I wanted to in response because I’ve got to admit I was all emotional that somebody I didn’t know would take up for me. But like I said I now think it’s funny.

  14. suprmous says: Sep 10, 2013 10:52 PM

    jaydm84, you certainly said a lot re the D of Va Tech. You should never count Beimer out. Beimer Ball’s alive and kickin and you just never know where he’ll come at you from.

  15. vtdcfan says: Sep 10, 2013 11:09 PM

    The tech defense bama played in week one will be one of the best they see all year. There are obviously some of the best defenses in college football in the sec But to this point (and it’s early I know) but I would not count a&m as one of them thus far. Bama will need time to let the oline gel a bit but after this weeks prep I expect a much better showing. Jonny “I only care about myself” football will still have his hands full with the tide defense… This should be one of the games if the year early and I’m sure neither team will disappoint. Should be fun to watch. If I had to pick I would take bama by a score, and I’m not a tide fan.

  16. onlyoneleft says: Sep 10, 2013 11:12 PM

    Aggies will take them again.

  17. myleathasosoft says: Sep 11, 2013 12:51 AM

    Of course he will say A&M…why because if Bama Clemson would mostly jump to #1 or #2 in the rankings paving a way to a possible Nat’l Championship game. That’s my opinion on it!

  18. myleathasosoft says: Sep 11, 2013 12:52 AM


  19. suprmous says: Sep 11, 2013 3:28 AM

    Pardon the Ole Lady’s Fas Paux. I just had it brought to my attention that my runnin my mouth has caused a mistake: sayin Beimer coached A&M. Ditzy me, shouldn’t be arguin football live and tryin to type at the same time. Please, everybody just tra and forgive the Ole Lady if at all possible. And Snapper, if it caused you to be embarrased I’m really sorry. Never meant for that to happen.

  20. dcroz says: Sep 11, 2013 7:54 AM

    For those talking about how bad ‘Bama’s offense looked against VT: Yes, the O-line played badly and the offense looked out of synch. But Saban’s playbook was so vanilla it could have been run by a junior high team. Saban is well-known to be the consummate poker player in that he doesn’t show his cards until it is time. He knew he could beat VT without anything flashy, and he wanted to give A&M as little film as possible to use to prepare, so he ran a simple playbook. Rest assured when Saturday rolls around, you will see lots of plays being run and formations being thrown out that you did not see in the season opener. The same goes for the defense.

  21. dcole001 says: Sep 11, 2013 8:31 AM

    The Reason Tajh Boyd pick Texas A & M is he needs Bama to lose for Clemson to move up in the polls. Simple as that. The Key’s to the game are simple. Texas A & M Defense has to play 100% better than the last 2 weeks. Giving up 30 Points a Game and over 400 Yards a Game against Junior Colleges does not bode well.

  22. floridacock says: Sep 11, 2013 8:39 AM

    Recently wins over Georgia and LSU! Is everyone’s selective memory forgetting the Clempson beat down by South Carolina, of the SEC, AT Clempson last November before their bowl game??? Clowney sacked Boyd 4.5 times! Not a fluke! 4 in a row with #5 coming up!

  23. 11inthebox says: Sep 11, 2013 10:35 AM

    “Of course, it’s a lot easier to talk when you don’t have to actually play the Tide, isn’t it?”

    Wow. The guy is asked his opinion about a game, and with the author’s snarky tone, that opinion is turned into aspersions cast on Alabama.

    Wow. CFT has officially become bleacher report.

  24. 1historian says: Sep 11, 2013 12:30 PM

    FYI – I hate Alabama.

    Well, ‘don’t particularly care for them when it comes to football’ might be a better way of putting it.

    Alabama 31 (or more) A&M 10

    If they’re lucky

    Message delivered – “We’re the defending National Champions and you’re NOT!”

    I hate Alabama

  25. classyjacklambert says: Sep 11, 2013 12:45 PM

    Floridacock is the only one that considers a 10 point, come from behind victory to be a “beat down”. That’s what happens when winning is a new thing to you.

  26. be4bama says: Sep 11, 2013 12:47 PM

    Thank you for your support, historian.

  27. 1historian says: Sep 11, 2013 1:03 PM

    be4 – you’re welcome.

    Just this once.

  28. onlyoneleft says: Sep 11, 2013 3:07 PM

    Floridacock, Dirt peckers have a there little spot in the sun. It is over with.

  29. taintedlombardis says: Sep 11, 2013 9:45 PM

    Looks like the Tide won’t be “champs” for long.

    Vacate. Vacate. Vacate.

  30. jonanthans says: Sep 17, 2013 3:43 PM

    so much for that prediction

  31. bamafan36 says: Sep 17, 2013 7:43 PM

    Looks like Tajh Boyd pulled a Clemson with his pick. LOL

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