Can Baylor Cupp live up to the hype?
By far the biggest story after the spring game in 2018 was Jace Sternberger’s performance. He finished the game with eight catches, 147 yards, two touchdowns and and truck load of expectations in Jimbo Fisher’s new and improved offense. He lived up to those and then some with a consensus First Team All American season.
Aggie fans knew the tight end would be utilized in Fisher’s offense, but I don’t think anyone expected Mond to have to rely on Sternberger as much as he did. Jace led the team in yards, catches, and touchdowns. He promptly entered his name into the 2019 NFL Draft after this spectacular season.
The question now becomes, who replaces him? The most obvious candidate is Top 100 recruit Baylor Cupp. The 6-foot-7 kid who looked like a man among boys at the Texas 7-on-7 Finals enrolled early and could find his way into the starting lineup right away. Glenn Beal returns from the 2018 roster but he doesn’t offer as much upside as a receiver.
Fisher uses two-tight end formations as much as anyone in the country, so all eyes will be on Cupp, watching to find out if he can live up to the standard set by Sternberger.