Texas A&M Football: 4 things we learned from the spring game

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2. The offensive line has a long way to go

The offensive line was patchwork at best last season. Even still, offensive line coach Jim Turner was one of two Aggie assistants retained on Jimbo Fisher’s staff. Not only is that a meaningful vote of confidence for Turner, it’s a recognition of the long list of elite NFL players that Turner has coached up over the years. He’s the right man for the job, but he’s got his work cut out for him.

As encouraging as Daylon Mack’s opening sack was for the defense it spelled disaster for the offensive line. From the first snap onward it was the defensive line that controlled most of this game. The Aggies’ D-line might be the best unit on the team, but the lack of punch from the other side of the field was a bit disconcerting.

At this point in the spring there isn’t any position on the line that seems set in stone. Veterans like Eric McCoy and Colton Prater figure to have a leg up, but there’s no telling which five will take the field against Northwestern State in September for the Aggies’ opener.