Texas A&M’s offense sputtered down the stretch against LSU and Missouri. The Aggies scored just 15.5 points per game in those two, while averaging over 40 points per game for the season.
Earlier this month, Sumlin promoted Jake Spavital from co-offensive coordinator to the one and only play caller. Co-coordinator Clarence McKinney would focus on the running backs. Much of that had to do with the Aggies’ offensive struggles and other programs snooping around Spavital, wanting to steal him from Sumlin.
With Spavital now at the helm, Sumlin said the offense would have some new wrinkles, via MySanAntonio.com.
“We’ll have some new wrinkles,” Sumlin told reporters. “We’re not going to reinvent the wheel in a week and a half, but we’ll have a couple of new wrinkles.”
Spavital also talked about the difference in play calling from co-coordinators to just one coordinator running the show.
“It’s going to be a little bit quicker because (the call) is going to come straight from me, instead of coming from the press box,” Spavital told reporters in Atlanta on Thursday in preparation for Tuesday’s Chick-fil-A Bowl against Duke. “Tempo is always an issue that we’re going to press. Good teams can mix up the tempo and try to keep it as confusing as possible.”
We will likely be witnessing Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans’ last game as Aggies, and several think they will go out with a bang.
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