Texas A&M opened their second spring under Jimbo Fisher, Wednesday, at the Coolidge Practice fields in College Station.
The Aggies had a lot of departures off last year’s team including their top six tacklers on defense. Trayveon Williams, Erik McCoy and Jace Sternberger will also need to be replaced on the offensive side of the ball. Junior quarterback Kellen Mond has stepped into that role as a leader commanding the huddle with no imminent challenger as QB one.
“The knowledge is still there but my leadership role has had to take over this summer — over this offseason, Mond said. “With Trayveon gone, It’s kind of me Jhamon and Justin Madubuike, on both sides of the ball to kind of lead.”
Fisher wants to use the spring to get everyone better and find those leaders, over trying to set any kind of depth chart.
“You’ve got to have a depth chart to go out there and get reps,” he said. “Depth charts don’t mean anything. We’ve got guys on both fields, guys getting the same amount of reps, we’re just trying to do it so we can let guys know where they’ve got to be and we’ll work different combinations all spring.”