3. Do the Aggies have enough skill talent?
It felt like the sky was falling when star receiver Ainias Smith suffered a season-ending injury last fall. He and running back Devon Achane were, for all intents and purposes, the entirety of the Texas A&M offense. With Smith gone, it felt like the Aggies were nearly out of weapons. Evan Stewart and others stepped up, but there was a noticeable hit in production.
Stewart and Moose Muhammad were set to lead the Aggies’ receiving corps in 2022 until Smith surprised many by announcing his intention to return to school for one more season. The team picked up five-star running back Rueben Owens in their 2023 signing class and added UTEP wide receiver Tyrin Smith from the Transfer Portal. Suddenly things were looking up again.
From purely a personnel perspective, the potential starting lineup looks solid. The depth is uncertain, but that’s something that spring ball should provide some answers to. Injuries could always further complicate the situation, too. The reality is, right now, we just don’t know if the weapons Texas A&M has on offense will be enough for this program to make that jump.
To some extent, these concerns are all interrelated. A better offensive scheme will enable better quarterback play that gets the best out of the talent surrounding him. Going three-for-three in these areas would be a huge boon to the program. Seeing meaningful improvement will be the first step. Aggies everywhere are counting on it.