The Texas A&M Football team enters the 2013 season with national championship expectations. The Aggies will be one of the dominant teams in the Southeastern Conference and will win 11 games during the regular season.
There are plenty of factors that go into a team's record. Injuries, schedule and team chemistry can all have a major effect on the upcoming season.
The Aggies feature a schedule with eight home games. A year after playing only six games at home, the Ags are rewarded with only four road games in 2013.
There is no way to predict injuries or how they will affect a team. The Aggies have to hope they have enough depth to overcome the inevitable bumps and bruises that accompany every season.
Coaches can talk about leadership and team chemistry until they are blue in the face, but the players are the ones who have to step up and be accountable. The upperclassmen on the team need to set the example during the offseason and when adversity hits during games.
The Aggies have a lot of talent returning in 2013 and will be a major player for the SEC and national titles. Anything less than 11 regular season wins will be considered a disappointment.
This is a breakdown of the Aggies schedule and how they will arrive at the magic number of 11 wins.