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

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4. New-look offense is headed in the right direction

Fullbacks and tight ends in the same offense is something completely foreign to Texas A&M football in recent history. Since joining the SEC Kevin Sumlin’s modified Air-Raid system has been the norm. Not only has the offense evolved under Jimbo Fisher, it’s barely recognizable.

Both quarterbacks had their moments of rust, which is understandable given the complexity of the new system, but neither looked lost under center. Each passer made some big throws, showcased their mobility inside and outside of the pocket and made some mistakes. The quarterback battle isn’t going to resolve this spring, but Aggies should be encouraged by the play of both quarterbacks in the spring game.

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Nick Starkel’s final line: 29-of-42, 373 yards, two touchdowns and one interception

Kellen Mond’s final line: 19-of-26, 180 yards, three touchdowns

This game wasn’t a 49-56 shootout, and that’s a good thing. Instead both offenses were forced to methodically move down the field. The big play threat is there; Sternberger, Jamon Ausbon and even Kwami Etwi all showcased their homerun abilities. Adding that dynamic to an offense that can move down the field and convert on third downs will make the Aggies dangerous this fall.