The Texas A&M football team hasn’t been great offensively over the past calendar year. Since the departure of Kellen Mond and a handful of offensive linemen, the Aggies struggled to exit the middle of the pack offensively in college football. That said, A&M never struggled on the ground, where they had two of the best runningbacks in the country.
Heck, the argument could be made that the Texas A&M football team had the most well-rounded runningback room on paper in the conference. This room included Isaiah Spiller, Devon Achane, and a handful of hyper-talented unproven gems on the sideline. And one of those gems didn’t look like he was going to get a chance anytime soon.
That unproven gem was Darvon Hubbard, who was a former three-star prospect and top-600 player in the 2020 class. Despite being a respectable young prospect, Hubbard was simply out-talented by other players on the team. As a result, he entered the transfer portal.
Former Texas A&M football RB Darvon Hubbard will, at the very least, have an opportunity at his new school
After being a small fish in a big pond, Hubbard decided to become a slightly larger fish in a much smaller pond. Okay, maybe it’s a stupid metaphor, but my point is clear — Hubbard should find an opportunity with the Temple Owls next season.
The former Aggie runningback was lost on a roster that only utilized two players — Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane — at that position in 2021. Those two players accounted for over 87% of the Aggies’ total rushing yards, leaving players like Hubbard, LJ Johnson, and Amari Daniels without a chance to create production. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — there was no reason for Jimbo Fisher to throw guys like Hubbard into the game.
Now, Hubbard will be joining a Temple team that was among the worst in the country in rushing. Last season, Temple ranked 117th in the nation in total rushing yards out of 130 teams — that’s really bad. Part of the issue here was a lack of production from any specific player. Four players rushed for over 100 yards but none of them rushed for any more than 330.
The Owls’ coaching staff should be looking for a go-to guy at the runningback spot. In the offseason, Hubbard can prove that he’s that guy. If they do not look for a workhorse back and instead, decide to share production among the backfield again, Hubbard will likely find playing time on this football team.
What I’m trying to say here is that the Aggie transfer is in a great position to receive playing time at a relevant football school. If Aggie fans aren’t watching Texas A&M football, it might be worth tuning into an Owls game.