Texas A&M football: 3 keys to victory over Northwestern State

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Texas A&M football takes on Northwestern State in their opening game of the season; here are 3 keys to avoiding a loss, which would be a disastrous start for Jimbo Fisher

The Texas A&M football season starts tonight. It’s an exciting time to be an Aggie as the Jimbo Fisher era begins and the hype has never been more real. It’s not every year a national championship-winning head coach takes over your program starving for greatness.

Kevin Sumlin had all the keys to take A&M to the next level: top rate facilities, a recruiting hot bed and a fan base that was behind him 100 percent, for the first couple of seasons anyways.

Unfortunately, Sumlin had too many deficiencies to be successful in the rough and tumble SEC West. He was capable of putting together a talented roster, but incapable of getting everything he could out of that roster. He always felt several steps behind his opponent on game day, at least after Johnny Manziel left for the NFL.

The Texas A&M head honchos are hoping Fisher not only brings in even more talent — which it looks like he can with the No. 3 overall recruiting class in 2019 thus far — but that he makes up the difference between A&M and the rest of the SEC that has had so much success.

With Fisher comes a new offense and a culture change. How will the cultre manifest itself on the field? Will the young offense grasp Fisher’s concepts early enough to compete with the likes of Clemson and Alabama in the first four weeks of the season? Can Mike Elko be better than the great John Chavis?

These are just a few of the questions facing the Aggies in 2018. They don’t have a tough opponent in Week 1, so this should be seen as a tune-up for Clemson. Here are three keys for an Aggie victory.