The Texas A&M football team kicked off the 2012 season, and their inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference, with a 20-17 loss to the Florida Gators. Even though the Aggies did not come out on top on the scoreboard, Aggie fans should feel confident going forward about their future in the SEC.
The SEC is a different style of football than the Big 12, where Texas A&M previously played. It is a much more physical style of game with a greater emphasis on defense.
The Aggies are going to be an outlier in the conference, at least for a while, with the hurry-up spread offense favored by head coach Kevin Sumlin.
The differences in the style of football favored in the SEC should make the Aggies' transition easier as they make their adjustments to playing in the league of champions. The move to the new conference has already helped some Texas A&M football players expand their role on the team.
This is a look at how playing a different style of football in the SEC will benefit the Texas A&M football team and some of its individual players.