The Texas A&M Aggies football team may have been the most disappointing team in America last year. They will look to not repeat that fate this year, but a key injury will hamper those efforts.
Last year, Texas A&M was ranked 6th in the AP Preseason Top 25. That was as high as they would be ranked.
The season started out poorly and never got much better. They lost at home to Appalachian State in week 2 due to a putrid offensive performance where the Mountaineers out-gained them 315-186. Back-to-back wins over ranked opponents in Miami (FL) and Arkansas had them sitting at 3-1. But, that’s when the season went off the rails.
Texas A&M lost six SEC games in a row in the middle of the season, as discipline issues piled up in their record-setting 2022 recruiting class and head coach Jimbo Fisher was on the hot seat according to many fans.
A win against UMass and a huge upset of LSU to end the year got them to 5-7 when it could’ve been worse, but it was still a lost season for a program, fan base, and school that has invested as heavily as any program to be relevant.
They almost certainly won’t be worse this year, but they suffered a huge setback during camp when starting tight end Donovan Green tore his ACL. He will miss the upcoming season.
BREAKING: Texas A&M starting TE Donovan Green expected to miss 2023-2024 season with torn ACL.
Former four-stars Theodor Ohrstrom and Jake Johnson, who was the top-ranked TE in the 2022 class, are expected to battle for the starting spot.
— AggiesToday (AT) (@AggiesToday) August 14, 2023
Green was one of the top tight end recruits in the country in the 2022 class, and made an instant impact for a bad Texas A&M passing attack last year. He had 22 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns and was named as a Freshman All-American last year. He was expected to be one of the top targets for sophomore starter Connor Weigman.
Texas A&M opens up the season against New Mexico On September 2nd before traveling to Miami for a big week 2 game.