Mike Elko bullish on Texas A&M football’s defense; Drops hint about transfer starters

The head coach for Texas A&M football sounded off at the Fort Worth A&M club about the defense, transfers, and more.
Duke University Head Coach Mike Elko speaks during the ACC Kickoff Media Days event in downtown
Duke University Head Coach Mike Elko speaks during the ACC Kickoff Media Days event in downtown / Ken Ruinard / USA Today Network / USA

Mike Elko speaks at Fort Worth A&M Club, 2024 Texas A&M football has “chance to be the best one” he’s coached for Ags

With spring football now finished for Texas A&M football, it’s officially talking season. That means that Mike Elko will be making his way around the state and speaking to different A&M-affiliated organizations before moving on to the national circuit with events like SEC Media Days, which is only about two months away.

Last night, Elko made his way to the Fort Worth A&M Club, where he sounded off about several different topics as part of an address and Q&A session. Among those were topics of great interest to the Aggie fanbase: how does he feel about the transfer situation? How does he feel about this team’s chances this year? Those topics, among others, were all brought up over the course of the evening.

With regard to transfers, it seems like the head man for Texas A&M football is excited about what the Ags have brought in through the portal, mentioning that we could see as many as eight transfers start for the Aggies. Even more will make an impact regularly.

Many of those projected starters look to come on the defensive side of the ball, with names like Nic Scourton and Jaydon Hill now donning the Maroon and White. That whole unit is one of the biggest causes for excitement in Aggieland this year, and that anticipation extends to the Aggie coach.

That’s some high praise, given the quality of some of the units Elko has overseen in College Station.

Another area on the team where the Aggie head coach carries some confidence is that of the offensive line. A sore spot for the Maroon and White over the last few years has a chance to be far improved this season under the tutelage of Adam Cushing.

The offense as a whole has a lot of room for improvement, and under the watchful eye of young star Collin Klein, it seems like they will begin to come much closer to their potential. Elko spoke on his process with regard to bringing the former Kansas State QB and OC to Aggieland.

This is all exciting stuff from the Aggie head man. We still have a few months to go before the Aggies take the field against Notre Dame in prime time, but I’m ready for kickoff to be here.