Spring football is over. The transfer portal is closed. The calendar reads June. You know what that means? College football is almost here. It has now been five months since Michigan took down Washington in the national championship game in Houston, and we have made it through the hardest part of the offseason. We are well past the halfway point, and now, there's nothing but excitement to get us to the finish line. We are less than three months away from the start of the college football season, and Texas A&M football is ready. Aggies fans can't wait to see their team take the field for the first time.

The 2024 college football season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting seasons in a long time, and it's because of all the changes that are coming to the game in 2024. Let's start with the expanded College Football Playoff.

It's going to be interesting to see how the first year of the new 12-team College Football Playoff goes. The four-team playoff era is over, and having eight more teams make it is going to make a huge difference.

First of all, college football fans can breathe a little bit easier during the regular season. There's no worse feeling as a fan than seeing your team lose a huge game in the first weeks of the season before conference play even starts. In the four-team playoff era, that's as demoralizing as it gets. You know that one more loss is the nail in the coffin, and even with one loss (or in Florida State's case, zero), there is no guarantee that you will make it. Now, power five teams that go 10-2 should be pretty safe, and even some 9-3 teams will likely be able to make it.

The other big change is more football and a longer season. The College Football Playoff committee recently released the schedule for the 2024 playoff, and it is going to be an exciting month. Instead of three total playoff games played in the span of a week, we will get to see 11 games spread out over the span of a month. That is going to be a lot of fun.

Another huge change to the college football world this year will be with the new conferences. The Pac-12 is gone as everyone except for Oregon State and Washington State found a new home. USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington are now in the Big Ten, Cal and Stanford moved to the ACC, and Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah are in the Big 12.

The Big 12 did lose two teams, however, as Oklahoma and Texas are making the move over to the SEC.

All in all, big changes are coming to college football, and it should make for an exciting season. Things are going to look different, and not everyone is a fan of the new changes, but there is going to more football and more good matchups. That's a plus.

The Mike Elko era is beginning at Texas A&M

Texas A&M football is entering a new era this season as Jimbo Fisher is no longer the head coach. When Fisher did come to the program, it seemed like the Aggies were poised for success as the program had been on the rise. Bringing in someone that was considered to be one of the best in the game was huge, but things just didn't pan out.

Jimbo Fisher did a great job of recruiting while he was the head coach of the Texas A&M football team, but he was never able to do very much with the talent that he got. The Aggies had top recruiting classes year in and year out, but the on-field success just wasn't there, and the school had to let him go and they now have to eat a big buyout.

The Aggies did make the move, though, and now they have their new head coach. It's a full circle moment for Mike Elko as he was the defensive coordinator a few years back at Texas A&M under Jimbo Fisher. Now, he is Fisher's replacement.

Texas A&M fans are hungry for success, and they should be feeling optimistic now that Mike Elko is their head coach. Elko did a great job at Duke, a school that is known for basketball and hasn't seen much football success. Now, he has much better resources with the Aggies in terms of NIL, and while the competition will be more stiff in the SEC, Elko should be able to find some success at Texas A&M.

This season is a big one for Texas A&M football, and they are going to need some guys to step up big time if they want to compete in the SEC this year. Here is one player that could have a breakout season in 2024.

Le'Veon Moss, RB

 Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Max Johnson (14) hands the ball off to running back Le'Veon Moss (8) during the second half against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
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Running back Le'Veon Moss got a good amount of carries last season for the Texas A&M football team, and he had a decent year. He carried the ball 96 times for 484 yards and five touchdowns. Last season was his second year with the Aggies, so he will be a junior in 2024.

Last season, Le'Veon Moss was not first on the depth chart as he was behind Amari Daniels, but Moss is expected to be RB1 this season. He should be getting more carries, and that should help him put up bigger numbers compared to his 2023 campaign.

It's going to be interesting to see how this offense changes now that Texas A&M football has a new head coach, but either way, their starting RB will get enough carries to have a breakout season. And the better Le'Veon Moss plays, the more carries he will get.

As the starting RB, Le'Veon Moss clearly will have an important role on this 2024 Aggies team. He has the potential to have a breakout year, and Texas A&M also needs him to have a breakout year if they want to be successful in the SEC. If the Aggies are one dimensional on offense, it could spell trouble for them. They need a balanced attack, and Moss can help make that happen.