Five things to watch in Texas A&M football's spring game: Schemes, players, & more

What to look out for as we catch our first glimpse of Texas A&M football in the Mike Elko era.
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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Five things to watch for in Texas A&M football's spring game

The long wait is almost over, Texas A&M football fans! Well, the semi-long wait. The long wait where there's another long wait after it. You get the picture. It's almost spring game time!

This Saturday, we'll see the Aggie team (at least, as it is right now) take Kyle Field to actually play the game publicly for the first time in months. Will we overanalyze every snap? You bet we will. Will there be some people on Texags or Twitter proclaiming that a walk-on should be getting consideration for a starting spot? Have you heard of the legend of Kent Robinson?

In all seriousness, though, there will be legitimate takeaways from this game. Not the kind where we can reasonably say that this team is going to win the national championship or anything like that, but if you know what to watch for, there is plenty to see.

For example, the last two years, the offensive line has looked really, really bad in the spring game. That wasn't exactly welcome news, so we all did a lot of "well, the offense is behind the defense by this point, and our defensive line is really good," and much more. Well, what happened?

It wasn't just seeing the offensive line getting steamrolled, either. It was the lack of proper technique, miscommunications up front leading to unblocked pressures, and all the rest that we saw over the course of the last two seasons.

So, what should Aggie fans be watching for in this year's rendition of the spring game under Mike Elko? Let's jump in and take a look.