5 reasons Texas A&M football will far outperform the Longhorns in 2024

Here’s why Texas A&M football will establish dominance over their rivals in their first season in the SEC.

Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Transfer players for Texas A&M football fill the talent gaps on the roster

Mike Elko’s robust first transfer portal cycle has done wonders for the morale of the Texas A&M football fanbase. He not only replaced all the outgoing players numbers-wise, but he did so in strategic and effective ways, finding guys who weren’t just warm bodies, but fit the needs of the roster.

The depth in the defensive backfield has long been a question for the Aggies. Elko brought in no fewer than seven quality defensive backs to address that issue. Some star players left along the defensive line. Elko brought in the Big 10 leader in sacks.

At this point, the biggest question for the Aggies is receiver depth. Even so, A&M boasts some top-level talent at the pass-catcher spot in Moose Muhammad, Noah Thomas, and Jahdae Walker. Transfers Cyrus Allen and Jabre Barber will be coming in alongside redshirt freshman Micah Tease to compete for playing time. That’s not to mention freshmen Terry Bussey, Izaiah Williams, and Ashton Bethel-Roman.

Elko identified and addressed the needs on this roster. He has this spring and summer to begin to mold them, getting them to coalesce as a team. I feel confident that he will do so—and that his work will pay huge dividends this fall.

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