Category Archives: Aggie Football

Position Battles: Tight End

With the exception of 5-star recruit Martellus Bennett, A&M does not have a strong history of utilizing tight ends. When Sumlin was hired in 2012 there was not a solid option on the roster at tight end, so he went out and recruited one of the best JUCO prospects in Cameron Clear. To further help with the much needed depth, he redshirted Brandon Alexander in 2012 moving him from defensive end to tight end. These two scholarship tight ends along with A&M pledge and ESPN 100 recruit Jordan Davis, should set A&M up to have a solid option at the TE position for years to come. Continue reading Position Battles: Tight End


Yesterday, A&M’s men’s basketball team accepted an invite to the CBI tournament. Some think that this is a new low for A&M basketball but we are in good company in the SEC. Only 3 teams made it to the NCAA tournament with Kentucky, Tennessee, and #1 overall Florida. Of the 11 SEC teams that didn’t punch their ticket to the big dance, 10 went to bowl games this past football season. That means no SEC team made both the NCAA tournament and also a bowl game, but 13 of 14 made one or the other. The lone failure to miss both…. Arkansas.

With all the excitement of A&M’s CBI bid, we here at Maroon Report have taken to twitter to comprise all #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI.

Kicking a FG when you need a TD. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

AJ McCarron’s Tattoos. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

12 empty seats at Kyle. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Coach Fran’s newsletter. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Horsecollar. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Option to the short side of the field. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI.

Mack Brown’s choices for the safety position. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Mark May’s perspective. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Going for a motorcycle ride with Bobby Petrino. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Manti Teo’s Girlfriend. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Chip Brown’s Sources. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Lache Seastrunk saying he would win the Heisman. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

Mike Sherman’s halftime adjustments. #ThingsBetterThanTheCBI

The CBI. #ThingsBetterThanAnotherYearOfBillyKennedy

And finally, for those who are still bitter….

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Position Battles: Wide Receiver

The wide receiver unit will feature plenty of new faces in 2014. The departures of Mike Evans, Derel Walker, and Travis Labhart have left a large void in our receiving production. Together they accounted for 25 touchdowns, 171 receptions, and 2,838 yards although the bulk of it came from Mike Evans. Evans alone had 69 receptions for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns and should hear his name called in the first round of this year’s NFL draft. That being said, A&M loses 3 of its 4 starting receivers and over 60% of its total production through the air. At first glance, one would expect our receiving units to go through some growing pains. But I believe we will not only reload at this position but actually be better and more balanced in 2014. Continue reading Position Battles: Wide Receiver