I posted the following on TexAgs.com:http://texags.com/main/forum.reply.asp?topic_id=2234573&page=2&forum_id=5
farmerdave posted 1:06p, 12/13/12
Hi fellas. Thanks for having me. I was visiting your site because I was curious how the Aggie fan base was taking all this KK business. I'm a Red Raider from San Angelo(the screen name is one I've used on other misc. forums for a long time, hope there's no confusion. I didnt think about the aggie farmer nickname until after I registered.) I've been to a few games at Kyle Field. I've always enjoyed it and the Aggies always make me feel welcome. One game as a Tech Student, in 2002. Others since as a guest of family members who are Aggies. I've got cousins who were aggie athletes and a cousin who was a yell leader. I have a fondness for Aggies and your traditions. I realize this thread was started in sarcasm. However, in the spirit of gratitude and joy that the Red Raiders have in our hearts today, because we really feel like we have something to cheer about for the first time in a long time, please allow me be the (apparently first) Red Raider to say: 1. Congratulations on your success in the SEC. I was sad to see you go, but I do believe your university culture is a good fit for the SEC and I can see how you felt wronged by Texas. I didn't have high expectations for your program in the first year but congrats on your early success, I hope it continues and I don't see why it shouldn't. 2. Congratulations on JFF's Heisman. I happened to be at the DoubleDave's in College Station when the announcement was made and the place went crazy. I'm happy for your school and for him. It's amazing that a freshman won it. I'm happy for the positives this will bring your university. 3. Thank you for Kliff Kingsbury. If the Aggies were still a BigWTF school, this would have been a much tougher move for him, and for the Aggies. He was able to prove himself in a tough environment and the rest of the Aggies gave him the tools to produce staggering offensive numbers, and give Tech the confidence that he's capable of producing Offensive results like that, if he has the tools. 4. I apologize for the past actions of Red Raiders that put such a sour taste in the mouths of Aggies. The jabs are probably deserved. I was there for the goalpost incident in Lubbock. I had no idea there was any altercation until reading it later. I know your fans are often treated with vitriol and intimidation when visiting Lubbock. It saddens me. I wish I could change that. After reading the first post in this thread, I felt compelled to take a baby step towards mending these wounds. Thank you for the opportunity to share these thoughts with you. All the best in 2013.