In 2019, Texas A&M football had a decent season, only losing to top competition. That won’t cut it in 2020. What does it need to fix to be a top contender?
Texas A&M finished 2019 with a record of 8-5 overall and 4-4 in conference play. Those losses came to top-rated competition in LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn. All were ranked within the top 10 when the Aggies faced off against them.
However, with a much easier slate in 2020, an 8-5 record will not cut it. Even with the easier schedule, there are still some things that need to be fixed before the season begins.
3. Stop playing down to competition
I feel as if I’m beating a dead horse with this one as it’s like I say it year in and year out, but it is true: the Ags have to be more consistent on the field. It’s not a problem of just not showing up in big games, though that was a bit of an issue in 2019 — Georgia notwithstanding. It’s the fact that they cannot continue to play down to lesser competition.
For example, there is no reason that every time the Aggies face off against Arkansas, fans are left biting their nails and unsure of what the outcome will be. The Razorbacks have struggled to win SEC games for the past few seasons and with Texas A&M wanting to be an SEC powerhouse, it has to dominate teams like that.
While the focus tends to be on the quarterback in terms of consistency, and rightfully so as Kellen Mond struggles mightily with it, he’s not the only one.
The entire team needs to put in a more consistent effort if they want to be the powerhouse that Jimbo Fisher has planned for them to be