The 2012 Texas A&M Football team featured a tremendous group of seniors that helped guide the team to an 11-2 record and successful inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference. If the Aggies are going to justify their lofty 2013 preseason ranking, then new leaders are going to have to emerge on the team.
Every football team is going to face adversity during the season. Without the right kind of leadership, teams will succumb to the pressures on and off the field which will result in losses.
When the ball is not bouncing your way in a game, it is easy to accept that it is simply not your day and a loss is imminent.The truly special teams are the ones who refuse to lose and fight their hardest when the odds are stacked against them.
Whether or not the 2013 version of the Aggies can be that kind of team will be determined by what kind of leaders they have. Leadership and chemistry are two of the most overlooked aspects of a team.
Everyone looks at how many starters are returning on a team, but few consider the leadership losses from season to season. The players who step up on the field and in the locker room are the difference between a good team and a championship team.
Often the team leaders are the best players on the team. They are the ones who have made big plays in game to help win games.
These players have gained the respect of their teammates by consistently getting the job done on the field. You will also see leaders emerge from the players who are the hardest workers on the team. They earn the respect from their teammates with their work ethic.
This is a look at the players who should be expected to step up in 2013 and lead the Aggies.