College Football Podcast: Former Texas A&M running back Brandon Leone Previews A&M-Alabama

There aren’t nearly as many big games on the college football schedule as last week, but amongst the biggest ones, the most interesting may be Texas A&M at Alabama. Can the Aggies- who are playing as well as anyone in college football right now- pull the upset over the No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide?

To listen to the podcast on this website, click the green box below
To download the podcast straight from iTunes, please click here
To subscribe to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, please click here
To listen to the podcast on your iPhone or Android please click here

On Tuesday I posed that question to former Texas A&M running back Brandon Leone. Brandon played for the Aggies from 2002-2007 and knows the 2012 team well too, after formerly covering them for

Leone talked about playing for the Aggies, being coached by Kevin Sumlin on the scout team and this year’s Aggies in this comprehensive interview, starting with:

- Brandon’s time at Texas A&M, in which he was recruited by R.C. Slocum, coached mostly by Dennis Franchione and for a time, worked on the scout team with Kevin Sumlin. Brandon also discusses the two games which Sumlin took over as offensive coordinator, and how well the offense played.

- We then move to the 2012 season, where we discuss the “perfect storm” around Aggies football. Not only are they in the right conference, with the right coach, but Texas is also on its way down and Arkansas and Auburn are struggling as well. Could it lead to Texas A&M becoming an elite, college football power?

- Looking at this season, why Brandon knew this team would be “special” right around the Arkansas game. Also, given that the Aggies only losses have come to Florida, LSU and potentially Alabama, is it possible that this club is actually a bit underrated headed into the Alabama game?

- Finally the keys Brandon sees for Saturday’s game, and why he thinks the Aggies will be able to keep things close, even if he doesn’t believe they’ll win.

Folks, if you’re a fan of college football, this is absolutely a podcast you’re going to want to listen to. Nobody brings the behind-the-scenes knowledge of Texas A&M football like Brandon does, and talking about the Aggies with him truly is my pleasure.

Now remember, if you can’t listen to the podcast here or now, there are still a number of ways you can access it.

You can always download it straight from iTunes, just by searching for the “Aaron Torres Sports Podcast.” You can also subscribe to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by clicking here.

Also for updates on the show, my writing and much more, be sure to follow on Twitter @Aaron_Torres and Facebook.

And for weekly updates on all my podcasts, articles, giveaways and more you can now sign up for the Aaron Torres Sports weekly newsletter, just by entering your e-mail where it says “Aaron Torres Sports Mailing List” or e-mail at

Finally I want to thank Brandon for his time, and encourage you to follow him on Twitter @BrandonLeone. And of course, I want to thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.

Until next time…

About Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres works for Fox Sports, and was previously a best-selling author of the book 'The Unlikeliest Champion.' He currently uses Aaron Torres Sports to occasionally weigh-in on the biggest stories from around sports. He has previously done work for such outlets as Sports Illustrated, SB Nation and Slam Magazine.