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Position Battles: Defensive Line

The A&M defense is coming off its worst season in recent history. Normally, a season that places you dead last statistically in the SEC would be cause for some turnover in the coaching staff. However, no one was fired. The only turnover that happened was voluntary with secondary coach Marcel Yates accepting the defensive coordinator position at his alma mater, Boise St. Coach Sumlin then went out and snagged one of the best secondary coaches available in former Nebraska secondary coach Joseph Terry. So why weren’t there major changes? Shouldn’t the defensive coaches be accountable for such an awful defensive showing? Well, cooler heads prevailed and coach Sumlin knew that building an elite defense takes time, depth, and senior leadership. Continue reading Position Battles: Defensive Line

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Position Battles: Offensive Line

The maroon goons are at it again and are poised to be an area of strength on this upcoming 2014 squad. It seems like we’ve got a broken record on our hands… same song, different year. For the better part of the decade the Aggies have simply reloaded at offensive line, and they consistently gel into one of the top units in the nation. Continue reading Position Battles: Offensive Line

Position Battles: Tight End

With the exception of 5-star recruit Martellus Bennett, A&M does not have a strong history of utilizing tight ends. When Sumlin was hired in 2012 there was not a solid option on the roster at tight end, so he went out and recruited one of the best JUCO prospects in Cameron Clear. To further help with the much needed depth, he redshirted Brandon Alexander in 2012 moving him from defensive end to tight end. These two scholarship tight ends along with A&M pledge and ESPN 100 recruit Jordan Davis, should set A&M up to have a solid option at the TE position for years to come. Continue reading Position Battles: Tight End

Position Battles: Wide Receiver

The wide receiver unit will feature plenty of new faces in 2014. The departures of Mike Evans, Derel Walker, and Travis Labhart have left a large void in our receiving production. Together they accounted for 25 touchdowns, 171 receptions, and 2,838 yards although the bulk of it came from Mike Evans. Evans alone had 69 receptions for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns and should hear his name called in the first round of this year’s NFL draft. That being said, A&M loses 3 of its 4 starting receivers and over 60% of its total production through the air. At first glance, one would expect our receiving units to go through some growing pains. But I believe we will not only reload at this position but actually be better and more balanced in 2014. Continue reading Position Battles: Wide Receiver