This is a big offseason for Texas A&M. Coming off their worst season since moving to the SEC, the Aggies came into spring with a lot of work to get back to the SEC elite status they achieved in 2012.

Related: Texas A&M’s spring practice priorities

With new defensive coordinator John Chavis and some attrition to graduation, there’s plenty of change afoot in Aggieland. How did Texas A&M do in addressing its priorities this spring?

1. Get Kyle Allen comfortable

Addressed?: Yes

In his first offseason as Texas A&M’s starting quarterback, there were nothing but positive reviews for Allen this spring. Kevin Sumlin praised Allen for how comfortable he’s been directing the offense, saying it seems like Allen has had the job a lot longer than the five starts he made last fall, while offensive coordinator Jake Spavital liked Allen’s quick decision making. Sumlin told the media last weekend that he’s as hard on Allen as anyone, but it’s only because the quarterback displays such maturity. Now that he’s made it through his first spring as the starter, Allen will have to continue to show leadership during the offseason while getting ready to hold off Kyler Murray this fall.

2. Develop the young safeties

Addressed?: Yes

Sumlin was pleased with the development of his safeties this spring under John Chavis. Armani Watts, who had an up-and-down freshman year in 2014, has been consistent and the competition at safety has pushed him to a new level, from what Sumlin told the media. Justin Evans, a junior college transfer, showed off his athleticism and instincts along the back line, while Donovan Wilson put on a little bit of weight to help him with his tackling.

A bigger positive has been De’Vante Harris’ development at cornerback. The Aggies are still searching for someone to play opposite of Harris, but the rising senior has packed on some weight and played some of his best football this spring.

3. Settle on a left tackle

Addressed?: No

Coming into the spring, it looked like right tackle Germain Ifedi would be the man to take over at left tackle, following possibly three straight NFL draft picks (pending Cedric Ogbuehi’s selection). Instead, it’s been Avery Gennesy taking a lot of reps at LT. Last week, Spavital said the position was “up in the air” and the Gennesy has been taking snaps at both right and left tackle. The competition at the position between Ifedi, Gennesy, and possibly a few other backups will go into the fall.

4. Toughen up against the run

Addressed?: Maybe

In this version of a Chavis-coached defense, defensive ends are going to be responsible for getting upfield to create pressure. That’s not Julien Obioha’s forte, as the rising senior has always been tougher against the run than his defensive end mates. To help address that, the Aggies are moving Obioha to defensive tackle, a position he hasn’t played much of. If he can become a reliable player there, it’ll be good news for the Aggies, as they add disruptive freshman Daylon Mack this fall to go along with rising senior Alonzo Williams.