Aggies Try To Rebound From Tragedy


Friday, November 19th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Football was far from the minds of Texas
A-and-M football players today as they prepare for what may be
their most emotional game of the season.

Eleven Aggies died in yesterday's bonfire wood pile collapse.

A-and-M next Friday takes on the University of Texas.

Players met today with Aggie coach R.C. Slocum -- and then
quietly dispersed.

Slocum says most of the players are still in a state of shock.

He says young people tend to consider that it's old people who
die.

A-and-M will resume practice tomorrow.

Quarterback Randy McCown says he thinks the people who died --
would have wanted the team to play.

McCown says the least the Aggies could give back would be to go
and beat Texas.