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Pro-Aggies billboard comes down in Gainesville

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08:12 AM ET 09.05 | In the run-up to Texas A&M hosting Florida in its first SEC game, a billboard appeared in Gainesville boasting "The Best Academics & Cleanest Program in the SEC." Texas A&M spokesperson Jason Cook clarified the school had no connection to the billboard. "This billboard was not placed by Texas A&M University, and it is certainly not reflective of how we have handled our transition into the SEC," Cook said in a statement. ... Texas A&M has tremendous respect for the University of Florida, and we look forward to hosting the Gators in our first SEC football game this weekend." The billboard, which belongs to Clear Channel Outdoor, was later removed and replaced with an advertisement for the owner.

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September 5, 2012  08:32 AM ET

USC did it in UCLA land didn't they? But that's a same city rivalry game. Is aggie taking over for UGa and/or FSU as your rival you gaduh guys?

September 5, 2012  08:44 AM ET

They are just excited about FINALLY being in the SEC

September 5, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Best academics and cleanest program in the SEC!

That is and probably always will be Vandy. Also in the article it mentions that UF and TAMU are tied at #58 per U.S. News and World Report

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September 5, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Muschamp did it.

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September 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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I think its hilarious...Isnt TAMU in the top 5 for dirtiest programs....

Nah, their dirt is from hanging around sheep pens.

September 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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Muschamp did it.

Kaboomski.

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September 5, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Muschamp did it.

I suspect WTFJJ....

September 5, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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I think its hilarious...Isnt TAMU in the top 5 for dirtiest programs....

Don't know about now but they sure were during the days of the SWC.

September 5, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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I suspect WTFJJ....

Nah, he's too much of a "codo" to pay for the ad. (Tightwad for you non native speakers.)

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September 5, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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He is about to make sum mega $$$$ with the release of the IFON 5.....this country is full of fish..

But he won't spend any of it. He's hurting the economy by not spending any of it.

But, my daughters and granddaughters cancel him out so all if fine.

September 5, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Best academics and cleanest program in the SEC!That is and probably always will be Vandy. Also in the article it mentions that UF and TAMU are tied at #58 per U.S. News and World Report

I guess aggy has forgotten that they had more ncaa probes than all the area 51 inhabitants claim

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September 5, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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With all things considered, what is anyone's take on who should be the favorite?

Vegas has aggy by 2.5

 
September 5, 2012  09:42 AM ET

As has been the history of this fine school, the funniest Aggie jokes are the ones they create themselves. At least the College Station sheep [word that modstalker no longer allows, unless it's in one of FN's innumerable threads on Sandusky] didn't try to put up similar billboards in all states with SEC schools; some drivers in North Carolina would be scratching their heads in confusion.

"Clean program"?? Huh?? Can we open this discussion to include the one game suspensions that were imposed for the first game, then deferred when the first game turned out to be against a real opponent?

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