Texas A&M football: 5 questions the Aggies must answer in 2020

Kellen Mond, Texas A&M Aggies. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Texas A&M football (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Texas A&M football needs to answer these questions if they’re a top-10 team in 2020.

From the moment that Jimbo Fisher arrived in College Station, the expectations have been trending starkly upward for Texas A&M football. After all, with his championship pedigree as a head coach and his propensity for being a great recruiter, Fisher was tabbed to man the sidelines for the Aggies so that he could take the program to the top of the SEC and perhaps capture a title.

After facing a truly brutal schedule in 2019, the 2020 season might be the best opportunity yet for Fisher to make good on those expectations at Texas A&M. Though it’s still and SEC slate, the Aggies don’t have to fight tooth and nail week-in and week-out but they also have more experience and talent to bank on.

While that may be true, there are still some questions that have to be answered in the 2020 season. In particular, these are the five biggest questions facing Texas A&M football this year.

5. Will the offensive line be able to do their job?

Continuity is often king when it comes to offensive line play, so by that metric, the Aggies should be happy with their situation for the 2020 campaign. Texas A&M returns four starters in the trenches from last season. The issue, however, is that the returning unit did not perform well last season, which is an undeniable issue for this team.

Over the past two seasons, the line has been inconsistent in the kindest terms and downright bad in some areas. They’ve gotten Kellen Mond sacked nearly 70 times over that span and, while part of that is the quarterback moving around, it’s also on the line for not providing ample protection. Furthermore, the O-line has struggled to consistently open running lanes.

The most likely solution that Fisher will look to find to this issue is shuffling many of the parts that have been in place in College Station. Perhaps the most obvious move in this instance is Kenyon Green moving from guard to left tackle, where he’s more ideally suited to play, especially with Mond’s mobility. Moreover, Dan Moore Jr. could then slot into guard.

Perhaps the biggest game-changer could come at center, though. Luke Matthews could take the starting job given his bloodlines (the brother of All-American tackle Jake Matthews) and give the Aggies a massive upgrade where they struggled mightily in that spot.

In any case, Fisher needs to find answers on the offensive line so that a talented offense is able to fully function.