There are a few things of interest for me as spring football plays out.
1)Running backs - I want to see the running backs perform. I like the talent here. Tonny Glynn was a very good runner last year until he got hurt. Sure, he might not bang in between the tackles all that much, but you don't have to in this offense. He's a good fit and he should put up good numbers this year. Big yards per touch averages here.
I also think they will have some guys behind him to that will step up. I like this position here heading into spring ball.
2) Offensive tackles - There is not doubt that this is a huge spot here for this team. People can say whatever they want about the team, the offense, good or bad, whatever you feel. But everyone needs to recognize the importance of the two starting tackles. Joe Suter and David Norman will suit up and probably be the bookends. The team liked Patrick Blount a lot last year and I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the mix as well. But people forget how bad the line played two years ago and how improved it was last year. The line was probably the most improved unit of the entire team last season. And they had two seniors - Mike Martinez and James Farrelly - who were pretty steady. Ya gotta pass protect in this offense. Hope all is well here.
3) Defense - This is pretty obvious. What will this defense be this year? Will it be better? I don't want to say it won't be. But I certainly don't want to say that it will be either. They changed up the coaching staff here. They have a new system. Are they going to be better? That is the season right there. This team needs to get to the QB up front. They will blitz and have some decent athletes at outside linebacker. They will need good play in the secondary. They will need a replacement for Dante Floyd in the middle. Both of those are pretty big ifs. This defense needs to hold people to under 30 points a game. It seemed like they gave up 50 every game last year, even though that wasn't true. But they need to hold teams to under 30 points every time out. And if they do that, the Aggies will honestly win 5-6 games. No joke. Because, when healthy, the team can score. What about the D?