The Texas A&M Football team will have to replace 11 starters from its 2012 roster. The Aggies need to have multiple players step up and become difference makers if they are going to experience success in 2013.
The Aggies lost six starters from their defense and five from a record-setting offense. After an 11-2 finish in 2012, expectations are high for the 2013 season. They will not be able to meet these championship-level expectations unless some of the new starters develop into stars.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel is the most important player on the team. However, if his offensive line does not block he will not be effective. If he does not have receivers to catch the ball then the offense will stall.
On defense the Aggies have to replace players at every level. Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder will have more depth in 2013 than he did in 2012, but he will have less experience.
This is a look at some starters who need to step up if the Aggies want to win a championship in 2013.