Punchless: 5 observations from Texas A&M’s 13-10 loss to Auburn

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Butch Dill/AP/Shutterstock (13621176h) Texas A&M quarterback Conner Weigman warms up before an NCAA college football game against Auburn, in Auburn, Ala Texas A M Football, Auburn, United States – 12 Nov 2022

Punchless: 5 observations from Texas A&M’s 13-10 loss to Auburn

Texas A&M’s losing streak reached six games with their 13-10 loss to the Auburn Tigers on Saturday night. Here are five thoughts on the loss:

Jimbo Fisher needs an Offensive Coordinator:

The shine has worn off Texas A&M’s surprise hire of head coach Jimbo Fisher five years ago. Does Jimbo have a national title on his resume? Sure. Did Jimbo reel in a historic recruiting class before the 2022 season? Yes. None of that matters now. The Texas A&M football program is in disaster mode, and they’ve earned it.

The losing streak for A&M reached six games on Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium and the Aggie offense was non-existent, managing only 215 yards of total offense.

No Achane, Big Problem:

Texas A&M running back Devon Achane did not suit up to take on Auburn on Saturday night following an injury he sustained in last week’s matchup versus Florida. It was no secret that Achane has been a key contributor to the Aggie offense each week, and he was undoubtedly missed as A&M struggled to find any semblance of success against Auburn.

A&M’s leading rusher on Saturday night against the Auburn Tigers? Sophomore RB Amari Daniels who rushed 11 times for a whopping 83 yards.

Moose Missing:

There have been suspensions this season for Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies. There have been rumors of locker room mayhem. The new drama? Texas A&M’s second-leading receiver Moose Muhammad did not see the field against Auburn.

A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was asked if there was a reason that Muhammad was sidelined. Jimbo’s response was a simple, “Nope.”

Cameras caught Jimbo giving what appeared to be a stern talking-to in the direction of Moose on Saturday night. This will be a situation to monitor moving forward.

Weigman Struggles:

Texas A&M’s five-star freshman quarterback Conner Weigman had started one game before the matchup with Auburn. The QB’s second start was less than desirable.

Weigman finished the night at Jordan-Hare Stadium, completing 14 of 36 passes for a disappointing 121 yards (3.4-yard avg.). The freshman quarterback was pressured often, and lackluster playcalling didn’t help. It became more evident than ever on Saturday night that Jimbo Fisher’s play calling has become archaic, and the A&M football program is in dire need of a capable offensive coordinator.

No Bowling for Aggies:

Texas A&M’s loss to Auburn officially eliminated the possibility of a bowl game trip for the Aggies. Given the talent on A&M’s roster and the unlimited resources, the 2022 season has become a complete failure and embarrassment for Jimbo Fisher. Will more recruits bail on the maroon and white? What will Jimbo do to regain control of his locker room?

There are more questions than answers in College Station right now, and the 12th Man is thirsty for a winning program.

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  • It’s 4th and 20 and jumbos got his head buried in the sand. Using his fingers and toes to point at 20 different reasons, besides him, for this horrific season. Get an OC, DC and strengthening coach or go coach at some Jr high somewhere.

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