Editors Note: This article is written by guest blogger Daniel Durany. Daniel is a graduate of TCU in Communications Studies.
Texas A & M was 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the Big XII Conference in 2008. For the Aggies to be a better football from last year’s record, they must improve in three categories: an effective running game to take the pressure off their quarterback and their defense, while stopping the opponents in the running game and improving their turnover margin.
The Aggies running game was ranked last in the Big XII Conference with only 2.9 yards per carry as they barely had over 1000 total yards rushing. In addition to the flaws in the running game from last year was stopping the opponents running game. The Aggie run defense gave up 219.3 yards rushing a game, with 34 touchdowns and 140 first downs which all ranked dead last in the Big XII.
Their third flaw and most important in football is turnovers. The Aggies coughing up the ball 27 times compared to forcing only 17 turnovers with turnover margin of -10 last year. Only the Nebraska Cornhuskers had worse turnover margin than the Aggies in the conference and out of 119 NCAA Division I-A teams last year, the Aggies were ranked 88th in the number of turnovers they coughed up, and tied 104th in turnover margin.