Mike Elko discussed what he believes can turn Texas A&M into a championship winning football program.

Wednesday, new Texas A&M head coach Mike Elko went on The Paul Finebaum Show and talked about what he thinks Texas A&M needs to start winning championships.

“I just think it comes down to we’ve got to put it all together,” Elko said. “For whatever reason, the pieces have been in place but the puzzle’s never been assembled and I think leadership can help that, I think we’ve got to do a really good job of laying a clear-cut path to where we want to go and then we’ve got to develop a culture in this locker room that wants to work together to get there.”

Elko continued on to say that he doesn’t think it’s a really long or elaborate reason to try and take the next step.

“Sometimes people want these big, elaborate, long answers, but it really doesn’t come down to much,” Elko said. “Culture wins and talented culture wins championships and that’s been tried and true over the course of college football, and that’s what we’ve got to get done here and we’ve got to find a way to get that done as fast as possible because the 12th Man is starving for that SEC championship and the national championship.”

Elko spent the last 2 seasons as the head coach at Duke where he put together a record of 16-9. The Blue Devils began 2023 with a 4-0 record including a big early season upset over Clemson, but they struggled to a 3-5 record to finish the season after quarterback Riley Leonard suffered an injury against Notre Dame on September 30th. Before coaching at Duke, Elko was the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M from 2018 to 2021.