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A&M QB Conner Weigman provides an update on his rehab process

January 19, 2024

Texas A&M quarterback Conner Weigman has been cleared to participate in team workouts ahead of spring practice. In an exclusive one-on-one, Weigman provided an update on his rehab, discussed the culture building inside Mike Elko's program and more.

Key notes from Conner Weigman interview

  • The break was good. I didn’t do much. I was up in College Station most of the time doing my rehab. It has been a little cold for hunting. Right now, the weather is good for hunting, but when it was 12 degrees, I kept my butt inside.
  • I felt bad for Devon Achane last week because I know he hates the cold. Being up in Kansas City and having to play in that game, I felt bad for him. Tua Tagovailoa looked like he was cold too. I don’t mind playing in the cold. Playing vs. standing around in the cold is completely different. You get warmed up pretty quickly when you’re running around.
  • Rehab has been good so far. The doctor called a couple of days ago. He looked at my CT scans and said the bones were all healed. It was good to get cleared from him. We just need to start working with the training staff now, and it’s about getting back to feeling like myself again.
  • It’s exciting to be back with the team and do the same workouts with the guys. Being on the side by myself was pretty tough because I couldn’t be with my teammates and in the fire with them. I’m excited about being back with them and getting the ball rolling again.
  • The new regime is not playing around. I love it. There’s discipline in the little details. The little things matter because they all add up. It’s cool to see how it’s all coming together quickly.
  • Working with Collin Klein has been cool because he played the position at a high level. Just a few years ago, he was in the Heisman race with Johnny Manziel. Klein is a younger guy, so he’s in tune with all the new-age stuff. He’s fun to sit and talk to about football. I remember watching him play in 2012.
  • C.J. Stroud is impressive. I was talking to my parents about only having a couple of years left of being a Texans fan unless I go to Houston, so it’s cool to see where they’ve come from after just a few years ago not wanting to really watch the Texans. DeMeco Ryans is fun to watch too. He’s an incredible coach.
  • Jerrod Johnson is my guy. We’re tight. He was my coach at the Elite 11 and some in 7on7, and we’ve been close ever since. He knows football, and he’s very innovative in how he teaches the game. He articulates what you need to do really well. I picked up on it very quickly at the Elite 11.
  • To be in tune with the offense and not running foreign stuff helps a lot. Still, it’s about getting the football to your best players in critical situations, and that is what wins you football games.
  • The portal transfers came out to be something like 28 guys. It has been cool. I try to eat breakfast every day with a new guy to try and build that bond and build that brotherhood. I remember how I felt when I first got here, so I just try to reach out to them.
  • Garrett Miller and I are ankle buddies in the training room because we’re both rehabbing. Jabre Barber told me to just put the ball out there, and he’ll go get it. It has been fun.
  • I’ve already been talking to the new defensive backs because I want to see what they’ve got. The competition at practice is going to be something, and I’m looking forward to it.
  • I haven’t gotten to talk to Holmon Wiggins about football much, but I’ve helped him with some recruiting and texting some of these receivers to get them in here. He is a really cool, laid-back guy.
  • Spring ball starts the week after spring break, so it’s all about stacking good days and good weeks in team workouts until practice starts.
  • I’m biased, but I can’t pick against my Texans, even against Baltimore. I think Buffalo will beat Kansas City because the Bills are at home this week. It’s insane that this is Patrick Mahomes’ first road playoff game. With just the quarterbacks, I have to go with Mahomes over Josh Allen because he has been in that fire before.
  • I didn’t pick No. 15 because of Mahomes. In high school, coach David Raffield just gave me the number, and it stuck. I had always worn No. 10 growing up, but I stuck with No. 15 because I liked it.
  • I’ve got the 49ers winning this week. Their offensive line is too good. I love Dan Campbell and how he has the Lions playing, but I have to ride with Tampa Bay and Baker Mayfield in that game. Mayfield is a dawg.
  • Being able to run the ball always helps. It’s a formula to win games, but to put the game on your shoulders when the run isn’t working and winning the game for your team, there is no better feeling in the world.
  • I take football over baseball, ten times out of ten. I used to say my favorite sport was whatever was in season, but now it’s football, no doubt. It’s about the atmosphere. You can’t beat it. there is no other atmosphere like it. To get in that huddle and be able to go win the game, there is nothing else like it.
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A&M QB Conner Weigman provides an update on his rehab process

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Great interview. Ready to see CW back in the saddle. I'd imagine the break probably stoked even a bigger fire wanting to be back and compete. Good to hear the positivity from several players already on the changes Elko has brought and the intensity/focus. Will be a great rallying point for the team. Big things in 2024!
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Go get 'em CW! Attack! Just throw it out there and I will go get it! Whoop!
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