Texas A&M Football: Best, middle, and worst case scenarios for the 2021 season

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Texas A&M Football could slip into mediocrity due to a stagnant offense

This is the last slide where you’ll hear me bad-mouth the offense, I promise.

This football team has almost everything that a championship-caliber team would look for. An elite defense with returning starters, a strong coaching staff, and a quarterback battle between exciting young players.

But there is no guarantee that any of these guys will perform to the standard that Kellen Mond set over the past three and a half years. When you think of Mond, you think of a guy who developed into a reliable, mature player by the end of his career with the Aggies. He was composed, knew the playbook, and brought a vast knowledge of the game to this team.

His replacement will not have any of those qualities — at least not at first. The oldest possible player who will get the start will be a redshirt sophomore. They may be more explosive with more potential, but there will be growing pains.

I think the defense will continue to step up, but the offense will restrict this team in certain ways. They’ll be a good team, but won’t be able to beat the tougher opponents on their schedule. This scenario sees Texas A&M finish ranked, but a significant distance away from a College Football Playoff appearance.

Middle Case: 10-3, bowl win and ranked finish