In his press conference today, Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher revealed finally the development which so many fans of the Aggies have been expecting: sophomore Conner Weigman will be starting for the Aggies in game one against New Mexico. Weigman closed last year with 8 touchdowns and 0 interceptions, and overall brought a completely different vibe to the Aggie offense than either of his counterparts.
Weigman is poised for a breakout season for the Aggies under new OC Bobby Petrino. This Texas A&M football team is extremely talented at the wide receiver position, so Weigman will have plenty of weapons to throw to in the 2023 campaign. Thus far, he has flown under the radar nationally, but a time could come soon where he is a household name.
I wrote previously about some of the biggest challenges facing Weigman this year, and I mentioned in that article some of the knocks that certain media figures found against him. That those mostly came in disadvantaged situations for the Aggie offense (even moreso than was the baseline last year) was particularly relevant. Hopefully he will face such scenarios less often this season, but one thing many Texas A&M football fans will be watching is the degree to which he can raise his and his team’s level of play when adversity arises.
In any case, this development, while definitely expected, is a welcome one all the same and has ignited the Aggie fan base. All of the Maroon and White faithful are anxiously awaiting kickoff and will doubtless be glued to the channel come 6 PM CT on Saturday.