2012 Texas A&M Aggies Offensive Playbook: Tennessee (pro-style)Defensive Playbook: 4-3Scholarships Available: 17 seniors + (70-66) + 2 = 232 Needs: 1 FB/ 1 TE/ 1 C/ 1 DT/ 2 MLB/ 2 FS/ 1 P 2012 Season PreviewThe Texas A&M Aggies begin the new season with a new coach, a new offense, and a new conference. The Aggies will try and navigate their way through what is without question the toughest conference in the nation, the SEC. The SEC's dominance has resulted in a team from the conference winning the last 6 National Championships, so the Aggies have a lot of work to do if they plan on competing in the conference. New coach dj illmatic 23 will scrap the spread offense in favor of a pro-style attack. On defense, the Aggies will implement a 4-3 base defense. Offensively, the Aggies will look to senior HB Christine Michael to carry the load. Illmatic has made it known that Texas A&M will give opponents a heavy dose of the run this season. If he can remain healthy, Michael could have a huge season that could include Hesiman talk. The biggest question mark for the Aggies offense comes at the quarterback position. The loss of an NFL first round quarterback is hard for any team to replace, and the Aggies will look to sophmore QB Jameill Showers to fill these shoes. Showers is a talented, dual-threat quarterback, but he is unproven to this point. Showers will be able to rely on a deep, seasoned, talented pool of receivers led by senior WR Ryan Swope. On the defensive side of the ball, the Aggies will be led by senior linebacker Sean Porter. The biggest question mark for the Texas A&M defense is their inexperienced starting corners. Strarting two sophmore corners could prove to be a problem if they have any growing pains, however both players are extremely talented. The defense will also benefit from the offense's ground and pound philosophy that will hopefully keep them off the field for long stretches of time. On the recruiting trail this season, the Aggies have to fill seveal holes due to their change in offensive philosophy. They will look to sign a FB, TE, and C on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, the biggest need for the Aggies is the huge hole they will have at FS with two graduating seniors.