On Sunday, August 4, the Texas A&M football team will officially report for the start of the 2013 season. The beginning of fall practice will feature multiple position battles as the Aggies coaches try to sort out the two-deep for the season.
The 2013 Texas A&M football team is expected to be one of the best in recent memory. Most preseason polls have A&M ranked in the top 10, and the Ags are expected to compete for the SEC and national titles in 2013.
The 2012 senior class left the Aggies program in much better shape than when the players arrived. They joined a program that was coming off of a 4-8 season and left a program coming off of an 11-2 season.
It will not be easy to replace the on-field play and leadership from players like Sean Porter, Ryan Swope and Jonathan Stewart. That is exactly the task the Aggies coaches and players are faced with as they enter this season of high expectations.
Some new faces are going to have to step in and become leaders and difference-makers on this team. Who chooses to step into those new roles will be determined out in the searing Texas heat in practice.
This is a look at the most important position battles that will occur during fall practice.