CBS Sports analyst Gary Danielson: Texas A&M needs 8 or 9 wins, can’t have late-season collapse

Kevin Sumlin may be the SEC coach most on the hot seat entering the 2017 season. However, a strong year by Texas A&M could change that.

But how well must the Aggies perform in order to potentially save Sumlin’s job? CBS Sports analyst Gary Danielson said it mostly depends on how A&M finishes the season.

“They’re going to have to get to eight or nine wins, but it can’t be a collapse at the end of the year,” Danielson said on a season-opening conference call on Thursday. “If they don’t collapse, win a couple of games in November, knock off LSU, win a game late, be on the rise, find a quarterback, I think it can be measured a success.”

The Aggies have had three straight 8-5 seasons under Sumlin. Last year, they opened with six straight wins and victories in seven of their first eight games. Then, they lost four of their last five.

So it’s easy to see why it makes sense that A&M can’t have a late-season collapse after that disappointing performance a year ago.

The Aggies open the new season on Sept. 3 when they play UCLA at the Rose Bowl.

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