So, the Offense is Bad
Yes, the offense is bad. By all stretches, it is bad. The Aggies do have a freshman quarterback, and a young offensive line. But they also have a probably first round pick at receiver, a fantastic running back stable, and a defense that is keeping them in games. It’s not just that the offense is bad, it’s how bad they are. No matter how well the defense has played, and they really have been playing well, you have to score points to win games. Not every offense the Aggies are going to face is going to be as bad as Florida’s, South Carolina’s, or Texas A&M’s.
I keep mentioning Coach Spavital because he has a coach in Dana Holgerson that supports him and has found his rhythm. West Virginia has talent, but I can’t help but think that their talent is somewhat equal to Texas A&M. Even at Cal, after he was fired from the Aggies spot, they were good. They finished fifth in the country in S&P+. It seems there was a deeper problem in College Station than just coach Spavital, and it doesn’t look to be solved anytime soon.
Now, these stats are no silver bullet. Watching a quarter of Texas A&M football this season will convey thing: this offense is not good. Kevin Sumlin knows this, but he’s running out of time to fix it.