Earlier this week, college football analyst Josh Pate named four “mystery” programs heading into the 2023 season.
“Normally there are a lot of secrets this time of year, but there are some events that I have no idea about,” Pate said. “I don’t know what to expect. Quite frankly, I have a hard time explaining what we’re getting from them, and I certainly have no clue what to expect in 2023.”
Here is the complete list:
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- Texas A&M
This is a compelling list.
Both Florida and Texas A&M entered the season as dark horse candidates to compete in a crowded SEC. Unfortunately, both programs struggled to find traction during the season.
A&M finished the season with a 5-7 record and now Jimbo Fisher is on the hot seat after missing a bowl game. Meanwhile, Florida went 6–4 through 10 games, but ended the season with a three-game losing streak, including the team’s bowl game.