"What happened yesterday is history. What happens tomorrow is a mystery. What we do today makes a difference - the precious present moment."-Nick Saban
I seem to recall that Coach McElwain had a game or two like this back in 2010. He turned out alright and so will Coach Nuss. Our staff and players will learn from this and be better for it. You watch--we will kick their little aggie fannies next Sept.
"Football is a hard game. These spread coaches forget that. Until good defenses remind them." Gene Stallings
I like what Nuss has done so far on the season, especially improving our red zone percentage (not sure if the stats have changed since this game). I'm sure he will be a good/great OC for us. However, whoever was responsible for the playcalling in this game, I really didn't understand it, for two reasons:
1) It was obvious early in the game that we could run the ball effectively and wear down A&M's defense, but we didn't really commit to doing that, and
2) AJ (and probably Cooper too) is pretty obviously more injured than has been let on, to the point where the passing game just isn't trustworthy right now. We know our QB is an accurate passer, and we know our receivers are very talented. When they are repeatedly missing throws, it's obvious that something is wrong, and they need a break (especially in light of point #1).