p class="TEXT_w_Indent"> Zach Vigil said he would enjoy seeing the stadium before the game and would take the obligatory pictures, but other than that, Sunday's opener is just a football game.
"We're going to do what we do as a defense and fly around and get after them," he said.
So are the Aggies just trying to convince themselves they won't be intimidated by the scene or do they really believe it? I've got a hunch thanks to the senior leadership and past experience the Aggies will settle into the game rather quickly.
As the players and coaches noted, they've been in big stadiums before, playing at Auburn and Wisconsin and they know how to handle themselves, Vigil said.
No, the real concern for the Aggies seems to be Tennessee's receiving corp., and rightfully so.
The Vols are young but are known for producing top receiving talent and this year isn't expected to be any different.
But guys such as Pig Howard (5-8, 187), Marquez North (6-4, 221), and Von Pearson (6-3, 183) are among the players expected to continue the Vols' pipeline of talent.
Wells said Tennessee is known as wide receiver university and that he "wouldn't argue with that."
As for the Aggies' secondary, we all know it is young, but Vigil seemed confident the defense can handle the Vols' air attack.
In his mind, the Aggies could win every game this year. "It all comes down to execution," he said.
Confident, but not too confident, that seems to be the theme for the Aggies this week.
Couple of roster notes: With Alex Huerta sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Aggies have moved Nick Vigil to outside linebacker and Utah transfer LT Filiaga will start inside along with Zach Vigil.
The other roster note was Devin Centers, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound sophomore, has moved into a starting position at strong safety with senior Frankie Sutera as his backup.