Texas A&M football: 5 reasons Aggies could struggle in 2018

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Youth on offense

The Aggie offense has loads of potential. Kevin Sumlin was a damn fine recruiter if he was nothing else. Fisher is inheriting a squad full of blue chip recruits who are looking to prove themselves. The only issue is most of the skill position players are young.

Trayveon Williams is the likely star of the offense this season. The junior has been starting since day one and has the potential to go off statistically as Fisher’s workhorse back. Behind him is mostly untested players. The Aggies lost Keith Ford (graduated) and Kendall Bussey (transfer), who were No. 2 and No. 4 in carries last season.

Jacob Kibodi had 11 carries for 110 yards last season, most of that coming from a 67-yard touchdown run against Louisiana and is the projected backup. Behind him is Kwame Etwi and A.J. Sanders who are both inexperienced.

The wide receivers are even younger. All seven of the players vying for reps are sophomores, either by way of redshirt or true sophomores. Although most saw playing time in 2017, only Jhamon Ausbon was reliable for the entire season.

The quarterbacks are also both sophomores, Starkel a redshirt, and both only have a few starts under their belt. You can expect some progression from both — especially with Jimbo and his success with quarterbacks over the years — but also some growing pains.

These guys all have to learn a new offense in one offseason. It wouldn’t be shocking if they struggled.