As we all are trying our best to put last weekend’s shocking loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers behind us once and for all, head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M football team have a number of questions to answer, with only a few days left before their primetime matchup vs the 13th ranked Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night.
After falling to the Mountaineers 17-14 last weekend, the then 6th ranked Aggies began to feel the pressure mount just hours after the defeat, as many began pondering if the team is still progressing towards their goals of finally reaching the college football playoff, or if the loss indicates that the season may be lost and that Jimbo Fisher’s role as the primary play-caller has overstayed its welcome.
Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the team this week is the starting quarterback job after Haynes King’s recent struggles, as Fisher explained today that experienced backup Max Johnson is receiving an equal amount of reps this week, which could be a clear sign of a change to come this Saturday.
To further prepare you for the showdown with Miami this weekend, here are 6 things that Aggies fans should pay attention to ahead of 8 PM Saturday night.
Haynes King or Max Johnson at Quarterback?
Sep 3, 2022; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Max Johnson (14) throws the ball against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
At this point, knowing that Haynes King has struggled in the areas of accuracy, consistency, and a general lack of poise in the pocket, Texas A&M’s 1-1 record puts them on thin ice, and their margin for error is essentially eliminated as of now. With experienced quarterback Max Johnson waiting in the wings, displaying an SEC pedigree with a successful track record in one of the toughest conferences in the country, handing over the offense to the former LSU gunslinger may just be the jolt of energy…