December 19, 2007

Seniors bid farewell after Alamo Bowl

Leading up to the Texas game in November, plenty of talk surrounded the senior class that headed to Texas A&M as the first recruiting class brought in by then Aggie head coach Dennis Franchione. Now the talk isn't around the bond with Franchione, but rather the fact that the Alamo Bowl will be the last game for the senior class in the maroon and white.

These seniors have been a part of all the highs and the lows that have occurred at A&M over the past five years. They were there for the ugly 2003 season, even though most were redshirting that season, and they were there for the Holiday Bowl season in 2006.

Their legacy, however, will be directly tied to archrival Texas. In their final two seasons, this senior class took both games from the Longhorns including a win in Austin in 2006 for the first time since 1994.

"Probably (that is our legacy) because when you're an Aggie the only thing that matters is beating Texas," said A&M senior offensive guard Kirk Elder. "We proved that two years ago was not a fluke. It was a great game that we played and we beat them pretty handily. To beat them at Kyle Field, I don't know if it's going to get better than that."

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