One of the biggest questions coming into the game for Texas A&M Football was the status of starting center Bryce Foster. Foster is a stalwart when he’s been in the middle of that Aggie line, but has unfortunately dealt with a fair few injuries during his time with the Aggies. This was the case during fall camp, with Foster’s availability being on and off. With a backup as talented as Mark Nabou has proved to be, however, the Texas A&M football staff had two good options.
Looks like, from initial reports, that Foster will be dressed out and ready to go.
As I’ve been writing, this game will be a test for the Aggies up front, given the defensive scheme that the Lobos run. Having a player with the maturity—both physical and mental—and experience that Foster brings to the center position is a boon for the Aggies. He’ll be responsible for calling out protections and identifying blitzes, so his presence up front will help out sophomore starter Conner Weigman. This will also serve as some valuable reps before the Aggies head to Coral Gables next week to face off against the Miami Hurricanes, who proved stingy against the run in their game last night. Yes, it was against lowly Miami (OH), but next week’s contest still looks to be a test for the Aggie front.
In any case, it’s great to see Foster is dressed out and ready to go. Here’s to a successful season for the junior center!