Texas A&M Football 2021 Takeaway No. 2: The Aggies have serious offensive problems
Most Texas A&M football fans probably have an extremely mixed bag of emotions when it comes to their team’s offense over the past few years. After watching Johnny Manziel a couple of years ago, the offense hasn’t reached an elite level — it hasn’t even come close.
But Jimbo Fisher brought hope, giving the Aggies a top-20 scoring offense in his first season as head coach. Unfortunately, that has been his best offense to date in College Station. The closest this offense has come since then is 37th in the country in scoring.
The most recent season was one of the worst Aggie offenses in recent memory. While the unit had its shining moments, including a 41-point performance against Alabama and three other 40+ point games, the offense lost this team more than a handful of games.
All four of the team’s losses came in games where they failed to score more than 24 points. In those losses, opposing teams failed to reach 30 points in all four contests, making each one a winnable game if Texas A&M plays the level of offense that it should.
The team had an excuse this year with the injury to starting quarterback Haynes King and more than a handful of offensive lineman. Even wide receiver Caleb Chapman looked like he could be the leading receiver before hitting the deck with another injury.
Year five will be a telling one for Jimbo Fisher. If his team showcases another powerful defense and average offense, the Aggies will likely fail to succeed in the SEC again.