Often lost in the discussion of when college football will start and when the athletes can return safely to campus is commentary from the players themselves.

While we don’t have the message straight from any of Texas A&M’s players, the program’s AD recently conveyed a message from the leader of the team’s offense — the Aggies are ready to return to the field.

Ross Bjork recently sat down for an interview with Darryl Bruffett of KBTV in Bryan, Texas to share a conversation he had with Texas A&M quarterback, Kellen Mond.

“I was leaving my office here in Kyle Field and Kellen was in the parking lot, here at the Bright Center,” Bjork shared. “So I rolled down the window and we kind of gave the elbow, you know bump across the car, and I asked him, I said, ‘Kellen, tell me, what’s the mindset of the players?’

‘Mr. Ross, we want to play. We want to play. When will the weight room open? When can we get back on the practice field?’ You know, they’re chomping at the bit, and I asked him, I said, ‘Are you guys ready to get back after it?’, and he said, ‘Absolutely, we’re chomping at the bit, we know that you all will make us safe. We know it’ll the safest environment possible. But we’re ready to play.'”

Based on comments Jimbo Fisher has shared this offseason regarding how unfortunate losing spring football in College Station was this year based on the leadership and the direction of his Texas A&M program, you can get a sense of what the Aggie coach references in those comments from Mond.

Texas A&M could be on the cusp of a special season in College Station and the sense is the players realize it based on these comments from Bjork.