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Paul Finebaum Names Team Under Huge Pressure In 2022

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M is expected to be a team under a lot of spotlight this season.

The Aggies are fresh off securing the top overall recruiting class for 2022 which means expectations are going to be through the roof.

ESPN's Paul Finebaum echoed that sentiment as well since last year wasn't the greatest season for A&M.

"This fall, Cole, they have to be better than last year,” Finebaum said. “What this really does is ratchets up the pressure in the future and you know the stats. I think over the last 10 years, every school that’s had a No. 1 signing class has played for a national championship and I think that’s what the expectations are going to be two to three years from now. Overall, if we’re sitting here three years from now and you’re asking the question, when is Jimbo Fisher going to get to the Final Four, that’s a serious problem for that program."

Texas A&M finished 8-4 this past season, which was seen as unacceptable after it went 9-1 for the 2020 season.

We'll have to see if it can take that next step and challenge Alabama for the top spot in the SEC West.