A&M I can understand more than Texas, at least.
Very good defense, experienced QB (though Mond hasn't really gotten any better). Don't have to play Bama till second to last week, get LSU at home.
I mean, if the rest of the team can get itself together and Ehlinger stays healthy it's not CRAZY to see Texas finally breaking through. Have to play LSU but it's early and LSU is going to be breaking in a ton of new starters. Get TTU, Baylor, TCU, and Iowa State all at home.
But the best part of it all is that it sets up so well for them to actually play well and then have their dreams crushed in Stillwater in the regular-season finale.