Three takeaways from Texas A&M football's Maroon and White spring game

Now that the annual spring game has passed for Texas A&M football, let's get rolling with some takeaways.
Sep 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive back Bryce Anderson (1)
Sep 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive back Bryce Anderson (1) / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas A&M football spring game takeaways: This defense will be extremely scary

As I mentioned at the top, this game was a defensive domination. It was good to see a Mike Elko-coached defense in Kyle Field once more.

In previous years, you'd see a spring game where the offense failed to put up numbers and, perhaps simply for that reason alone, may conclude, in a glass-half-full way, that it was due to the defense playing a great game. In a few games I can think of recently, that was probably a misapprehension: Aggie fans are no strangers to offensive confusion, presnap penalties, and lack of execution in spring games.

That wasn't the case here today. There were very few technical errors in the offensive unit. There was only one presnap penalty for the whole game, as a matter of fact. The reason that the offense was unable to move the ball had to do with the fact that the defense played a great game.

This was most evident in the secondary and along the line—particularly, Nic Scourton. But the linebackers made quite a few plays as well: Taurean York was who you expect him to be and Daymion Sanford showed us a little something as well.

This, too, was with the talent spread across these two teams. If you consolidate it to one squad, this has a chance to be one of the best defenses we've seen in College Station for quite some time—and that's a really encouraging thought.