Preseason Top 25: Number 7 Texas A&M Aggies

 

Preseason Top 25 Countdown:

25- Northwestern Wildcats

24- TCU Horned Frogs

23- Oregon State Beavers

22- UCLA Bruins

21- Nebraska Cornhuskers

20- Wisconsin Badgers

19- Texas Longhorns

18- Kansas State Wildcats

17- Boise State Broncos

16- Notre Dame Fighting Irish

15- Michigan Wolverines

14- Oklahoma State Cowboys

13- Oklahoma Sooners

12- Florida Gators

11- Florida State Seminoles

10- Louisville Cardinals

09- LSU Tigers

08- South Carolina Gamecocks

 

07-Texas A&M Aggies:

Coach: Kevin Sumlin

2012 Record: Overall 11-2   SEC (6-2)

 

The entire college football world has revolved around Johnny Manziel’s every move this offseason. What the opposition should worry about are the moves he will make on the field in 2013.

Manziel looks to be more than just a Heisman winner, but a possible SEC and BCS Champion. The duel threat quarterback is poised to make a legitimate run at those goals, and he will have plenty of help in trying to get there. Sophomore wide receiver Mike Evans returns for The Texas A&M Aggies, and is coming off of an eleven hundred yard receiving season in 2012. Tailback Ben Malena also returns, giving the Aggies a solid 1-2 rushing attack along with Manziel.

The Texas A&M defense is the area of concern to look at closely. Last years unit finished in the bottom half of most defensive statistical categories in 2012, and they will need to vastly improve to make a push for a title.

 

2013 Outlook: I like the makeup of this team. Johnny Manziel is one of the best offensive players in all of college football, but I don’t know if he alone will be able to carry the Aggies. One full year of game film for the opposition to watch might bring some of the stellar stats he put up last year down some.

Their schedule seems to be very favorable to Texas A&M, but their entire season will likely hinge on their September 14th matchup with Alabama at Kyle Field. The other game to circle is November 23rd at LSU. I think a second place finish in the SEC West is likely, but they have the tools to play for the SEC Championship.

 

 

Topics: Johnny Manziel, Preseason Top 25, SEC Football, SEC West, Texas A&m Aggies

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