Texas A&M Football: 3 keys to winning the bye week

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Key No. 2: The Texas A&M football team needs to get organized offensively

The 2021 football season has not been forgiving for the Texas A&M football team. The Aggies kicked off the year with a dominant win, but immediately after, they came down with a case of the injury bug.

This knocked out a handful of offensive linemen, one of whom is still out, and has kept starting quarterback Haynes King out for every game of the season outside of A&M’s season opener.

With these injuries, the Aggies lost a sense of organization. Take offensive lineman Kenyon Green as an example — the Aggie All-American shifted all over Texas A&M’s offensive line in the first few weeks of the season. He excelled, but there was no sense of stability.

Finally, Texas A&M has found a way to avoid injuries lately. Unfortunately, their late bye week has not allowed for them to take time and get completely organized. During their Week 9 absence, they’ll get that opportunity.

While the defense has been relatively injury-free, the offense will benefit immensely from this chance. Even though the offense has already seen improvements, expect the 69th-ranked team in total offense to take another step forward in the coming weeks.

The more Zach Calzada settles in, the better he gets — if the Aggies want to win the bye week, they have to get their quarterback as comfortable as possible. This means preparing the entire offense and getting everybody on the same page.