2012 Texas A&M Aggies

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    2012 Texas A&M Aggies
    Offensive Playbook: Tennessee (pro-style)
    Defensive Playbook: 4-3
    Scholarships Available: 17 seniors + (70-66) + 2 = 23
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    Needs: 1 FB/ 1 TE/ 1 C/ 1 DT/ 2 MLB/ 2 FS/ 1 P





    2012 Season Preview
    The 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.
     
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    Showers Fails Miserably In Debut
    Texas A&M ( dj illmatic 23 )- 14
    Nebraska ( Erik the Red )- 23
    In his first game replacing first round pick Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M quarterback Jameill Showers threw 7 interceptions, as the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Aggies 23-14. Showers looked confused all afternoon, and finished 11-26 for 206 yards with only one touchdown. The Aggies run game struggled as well. HB Christine Michael only managed 3.7 yards per carry on his way to 79 yards on 21 carries. Although Showers 7 interceptions were costly, blame cannot be placed solely on his shoulders. Several key drops by Aggie receivers, including one in the end zone made it difficult for Showers to develop any rythym in the passing game.
    On defense, the Aggies struggled in the first half to contain the Cornhusker's option attack. Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez took the second snap of the day for the Cornhuskers 70 yards for a touchdown. The Nebraska ground game pounded the Aggies for 217 yards on the ground. The Texas A&M defense gathered itself in the second half and contained the Nebraska attack the rest of the game, allowing the Aggies to stay in the game until the end despite the seven turnovers. The Aggies actually had a chance to take the lead late, but a horrible call by the officials (game bug) cost the Aggies a chance at a turnover and possible touchdown return. Trailing by 6 late in the fourth, the Aggies knocked down an option pitch by Martinez that was clearly a backwards latteral. The Aggie defender that knocked the pitch down was the only player near the ball, and could have returned it for a TD. However, the referees ruled the pitch a forward pass and blew the play dead. The Cornhuskers would go one to tack on a field goal and end any chance of a comeback. Showers did lead an impressive two-minute drill down inside the Nebraska 5 yard line, but the Aggies could not capitalize as they dropped a pass in the end zone and Showers threw his seventh and final interception of the day.
    The Aggies fall to 0-1 on the season, while the Cornhuskers move to 1-0. Texas A&M looks to rebound next week as they travel to #16 Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers continue their early season schedule against former Big 12 foes as they host #13 Kansas St.
    Offensive Player of the Game
    Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez: 5-14/ 61 yards/ 1 TD/ 14 carries/ 122 yards/ 1 TD
    Defensive Player of the Game
    Texas A&M SS Howard Matthews: 5 tackles/ 1 sack/ 1 Int
    Recruiting News
    While the Aggies had a rough day on the field, they had a huge week on the recruiting trail. Texas A&M received commitments from 6 players. The players who commited were as follows:
    1. James Dobzinski-OLB:3stars:
    2. Tommy Ellis-CB:3stars:
    3. Joel Smiley-ATH:3stars:
    4. John Mathis-DE:3stars:
    5. Brian Heffner-DE:3stars:
    6. James Jackson-T:3stars:
     
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    Wow, that is impressive Week 1 recruiting. 6 commits!! Very nice.
     
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    I dont know what is more impressive....Nebraska's 7 interceptions or the 6 commits!!!!!
     
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    Thanks for piling on.
     
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    Well at least I don't have to perform a lot of research for Worst Performance of the Week.
     
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    I'm here to help:)
     
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    Aggies Recruiting News
    Texas A&M added another player this week as they signed 3 star center Brandon Brooks. Brooks, a 6'2" 265 pounder from Laredo, Texas, is the 20th ranked center in the nation, and is rated 74 overall by SPARQ recruiting services. Brooks will add much needed depth to the offensive line. This makes the seventh recruit the Aggies have signed so far. They have 16 scholarships left.
     
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    Aggies Recruiting News
    After a big opening week of recruiting, where Texas A&M signed six players, the recruiting trail has been relatively quiet for the Aggies. They have only signed one player since then. All of that changed this week as the Aggies signed seven players following their blow-out win against the Rebels. The signings include the following:
    1. Obi McCutheon- 6'5" 266 pound three star tackle from Texas. McCutheon is rated 70 overall and the #56 tackle in the nation. McCutheon has quick feet and excells at run blocking.
    2. Mike Gardner- 6'2" 236 pound four star MLB from Texas. Gardner is rated a 71 overall and the #8 MLB in the nation. Gardner is a sure tackle and sheds blocks well when in pursuit.
    3. Desmond Smith- 6'4" 258 pound 3 star TE from Texas. Smith is rated a 72 overall and the #15 TE. Smith is a good run blocker, and may be converted to FB when he comes on campus.
    4. Rudy Holloway- 6'4" 213 pound 3 star SS from Texas. Holloway is rated a 67 overall and the #10 SS in the nation. Holloway is a big hitter in the secondary who also has great acceleration.
    5. Howard Reyes- 6'3" 288 pound 3 star DT from Louisiana. Reyes is rated a 67 overall and the #63 DT. Reyes excells in breaking free of blocks, and has a quick first step for a DT.
    6. Jason Davis- 6'3" 214 pound 4 star OLB from Texas. Davis is rated a 75 overall and the #6 OLB. Davis has top end acceleration which helps him in pursuit and tackling.
    7. Roderick Neal- 6' 226 pound 2 star P from Arizona. Neal is rated a 73 overall and the #32 P in the nation. Neal has decent leg strength, but needs to work on his accuracy.
    These signings bring the Aggies total to 14. They have 9 scholarships remaining.
     
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    Aggies' Recruiting News
    The Aggies announced today that they have received a commitment from 4 star HB Brad Whitmore out of Louisiana. Whitmore is the #12 ranked HB in the nation and is rated a 72 overall. Whitmore has good speed and elusiveness, but needs to work on carrying the ball securely. He will more than likely be red shirted next year.
     

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