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Texas A&M and OL coach B.J. Anderson have parted ways.

On the surface it seems like a surprising move, since Anderson coached the likes of Jake Matthews, Luke Joeckel and Cedric Ogbuehi. However, the offensive line regressed a bit this season and there have been some reports of Ogbuehi receiving a free pass in practice. A frenetic pocket mover in Johnny Manziel did not favors for his offensive line in the past, placing extra pressure on the front five to mirror for long periods of time. Still, talent remains for the present and future along the Aggies' offensive line.
Dec 19 - 10:58 AM

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke with one anonymous scout who called Texas A&M senior T Cedric Ogbuehi "soft" and noted he "never practices."

As always, if you trust the reporter, trust their judgment regarding which scouts they quote and poll. McGinn is one of the best in terms of acquiring a range NFL evaluators' opinions. "It is a very deep draft for tackles if all the juniors come out," another scout said. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Ogbuehi behind Ronnie Stanley and La'El Collins.
Dec 9 - 9:57 AM

Texas A&M senior Cedric Ogbuehi returned to LT versus LSU.

In the past few games Ogbuehi shifted to right tackle with Germain Ifedi on the mend and Jarvis Harrison moved from left guard to left tackle. Some questioned the sincerity and reasoning behind the move despite the Aggies doing the same thing last year with Jake Matthews at right tackle when Ogbuehi went down - it was to put Harrison in a more comfortable position. Ogbuehi might not be selected in the top 20, but he has a lot of talent and should post a ridiculous Combine workout.
Nov 28 - 11:01 AM

Texas A&M senior T Cedric Ogbuehi "could be a draft-day steal," according to an AFC scout.

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin shifted Ogbuehi from LT to RT earlier this month, a move that came on the heels of the lineman's struggles. Though Sumlin said the move had nothing to do with Ogbuehi's play -- the HC said Jarvis Harrison was simply more comfortable at LT -- many didn't buy the explanation. Even so, Ogbuehi's physical gifts simply cannot be taught, and there figures to be a handful of teams praying that he begins to fall down the board. "The assumption by this scout is that Ogbeuhi will drop in the draft after a season in which he has moved from left tackle to right tackle -- the opposite progression for his highly rated predecessors at A&M," NFL.com noted. "While his coach insists the move wasn't made because of struggles, there are some who have assigned Ogbuehi a mid-round grade less than a year after he said he received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 27 - 1:23 PM

Texas A&M true freshman DE Myles Garrett is expected to play against LSU on Thanksgiving despite sitting out the game against Missouri with an unspecified injury.

Garrett is the school's bets defensive player in just his first season, breaking the SEC record in sacks for a freshman and producing plenty of disruption. He will face off against La'El Collins, one of the top tackle prospects in this class.
Nov 24 - 10:20 AM

Texas A&M freshman QB Kyle Allen completed 24-of-35 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Missouri.

Allen was also picked in the contest. The five-star recruit had been on a meteoric rise coming into the game, having just vanquished Auburn. The sledding was slightly more difficult against an actual defense. Allen showed impressive arm strength and made difficult throws in the losing effort. On one of his more impressive, he zipped the ball into the corner of the end zone for a late fourth quarter touchdown. We haven't seen anything from the freshman to indicate that the hype isn't real.
Nov 16 - 4:26 PM

Texas A&M and head coach Kevin Sumlin moving senior Cedric Ogbuehi from LT to RT is not the first time such a position switch has occurred.

When Ogbuehi was injured last season, Sumlin moved No. 6 overall pick Jake Matthews from left tackle to right tackle. It was likely due to the same reason as the recent move: Jarvis Harrison shifting from left guard to left tackle instead of the right side due to comfort. Some, like NFL Media's Bucky Brooks, have questioned the true motive behind Ogbuehi's move, but if history is repeating itself Sumlin's reasoning is just.
Nov 15 - 10:22 AM

NFL.com's media analyst Charles Davis noted that while Texas A&M freshman QB Kyle Allen played well against Auburn, he probably isn't assured of the starting job for the 2015 season.

Allen is a five-star recruit, so he certainly has the talent to keep the job. Top-ranked dual-threat QB recruit Kyler Murray has committed to the school and should be rolling into College Station in the spring, though, and head coach Kevin Sumlin is also probably going to check to see if there's any non-alcoholic juice left in deposed starter Kenny Hill. Davis wrote that "it's too soon to say whether Allen is the answer for Texas A&M. All indications are he gave Hill a run for his money during the fall camp competition between the two. Allen showed great promise vs. Auburn" Davis also wrote that "Hill is being challenged in a big way."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 14 - 4:39 PM

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks is not buying Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin's reasoning for moving senior Cedric Ogbuehi from LT to RT.

Sumlin previously stated Jarvis Harrison, formerly the left guard, felt more comfortable on the left side, so Ogbuehi basically took one for the team since he has experience at right tackle. We buy it, since the balance, base, footwork and hand placement techniques are similar along the left side. The former scout does not. "Although he is one of the most agile players that I've seen at the position, he didn't consistently display the balance and body control to handle speed rushers or power maneuvers off the edge," Brooks writes of Ogbuehi.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 14 - 11:19 AM

SI.com's Inside Read reported that Texas A&M sophomore QB Kenny Hill "often hung out socially" with former Aggies QB Johnny Manziel.

One recruiter said that the sophomore was a "spoiled brat." Hill was suspended for two games for violating team rules and was subsequently replaced by sudden wunderkind freshman Kyle Allen in late October. Inside Read wrote that on the football field, Hill has "had his struggles in three straight losses earlier this season, he is by all accounts a hard worker" and went on to write that sophomore needed to grow up "before his Johnny Football experience completely ruins him." This seems a little unfair to Manziel, given that Hill's problems have cropped up in a season where Johnny Football's sitting on an NFL bench.
Nov 12 - 7:17 PM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin called senior Cedric Ogbuehi a "team guy" for accepting his move from LT to RT since Jarvis Harrison feels more comfortable on the left side.

"Jarvis is more comfortable over there... There is prestige at left tackle, but Jarvis has a better set over there," Sumlin said. "He works better with his post foot on the right side. So as a team, as an offense, we've made that switch to make our line the strongest it can be." Many like to diminish the value of right tackles compared to left tackles, but we believe there are quality rushers on both sides. Even if Ogbuehi plays on the right side in the NFL, that should not mean his value is less.
Nov 12 - 1:59 PM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin said that freshman QB Kyle Allen will start over Kenny Hill on Saturday.

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody, as the freshman gunslinger looked great in helping to lead the upset over then-No. 3 Auburn. Allen completed 19-of-27 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns against the Tigers. The performance earned Allen a Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week honor. Former starter Kenny Hill had been serving a two-game suspension for violating team rules. Hill will be available to play if necessary.
Nov 11 - 6:30 PM

The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein reports that he "spoke to a regional scout" who has graded Texas A&M senior T Cedric Ogbuehi as a "fourth-round prospect."

"Spoke with a regional scout who said he has 4th round grade on Ced Ogbuehi based on this year’s play. 'You could argue that’s too high.' Yikes," Zierlein tweeted. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound senior has been ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle by Rotoworld's Josh Norris and many other analysts. Zierlein added in another tweet that Ogbuehi has "allowed 5.5 sacks and 8 QB knockdowns" and "hasn’t been anywhere near the same," and "might have to just stay on right side." Zierlein notes that he can "promise" that he's not going to be giving the Texas A&M prospect "a grade that low."
Nov 11 - 3:48 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that Texas A&M freshman QB Kyle Allen "set the tone" with his efficiency from the pocket in Saturday's win over Auburn.

"Allen was sensational from the start," said Brooks. The freshman threw all four of his touchdowns in the first-half against the Tigers and ultimately completed 19-of-27 passes for 277 yards. "While some doubted whether Allen was ready to play in a big game after his dismal performance in his collegiate debut against Louisiana-Monroe, he proved he was up for the challenge, and more." Allen was a five-star recruit out of high school and it will be interesting to see how he responds to what is certain to be a flood of publicity over the next week.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 10 - 6:44 PM

Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyle Allen was named the Walter Camp National Offense Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday's 41-38 win over Auburn.

Against Auburn, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Allen threw for 277 yards and four touchdowns in the Aggies upset win against the Tigers. Allen made an improvement over his previous outing against Louisiana-Monroe, where he was 13-of-28 for 106 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. The Aggies prospect was a five-star recruit out of high school and his performance against the Tigers is indicative of the freshman's arm-talent.
Nov 10 - 4:00 PM


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