'I Love It!' Texas A&M Aggies QB Conner Weigman Excited For In-Helmet Communication

Texas A&M Aggies QB Conner Weigman thinks in-helmet communication will be a big help next season.
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

College Football is instituting a major rule change in 2024, allowing for in-helmet communication between coaches and players on the field for the first time ever - just like in the NFL.

Per the rules, only one player on each side of the ball will be provided with the equipment, and that player will be designated to wear a green dot on his helmet.

Obviously, on offense, that responsibility will fall to the quarterback, which in the case of the Texas A&M Aggies is starter Conner Weigman. Fortunately, the NCAA allows teams to practice with their in-helmet comms in spring football.

And while it has certainly been an adjustment from what he is used to, Weigman is a big fan of the new change and thinks it will ultimately make things easier.

Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

“I love it. That thing is pretty cool. Having him in my ear telling me the play instead of looking to the sideline for signals has helped me… I think it will help us a lot.”

The timing of the new rule comes at an interesting time for the Aggies as well, who just hired offensive coordinator Collin Klein this offseason, alongside an entirely new staff under first-year head coach Mike Elko.

Given that big change, it provides a unique opportunity for Weigman to learn the new offense through the in-helmet method, which could provide an interesting wrinkle in the process.

Either way, Weigman is ready for the challenge.

“Any time you get a new offensive coordinator, there are going to be things that are different," Weigman said. "I try to keep the main thing the main thing. Football is still football.”


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