The Texas A&M football team enters the 2013 season with a Top 10 ranking in the USA Today college football coaches poll and a legitimate chance at winning the national championship. Defense is the key to winning championships, and the Ags 2013 defense will be one of the school's best in recent memory.
The Aggies lost six starters from their 2012 defense that allowed 390 yards and 21 points per game. Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder will have to replace these starters and find a way to improve on their 2012 performance.
When you coach a college football team, you learn to adjust to change. Each new year brings a different group of players and a new set of challenges.
Snyder spent the 2012 season implementing his defensive scheme and cajoling the maximum effort out of a group of players that had good but not great talent. The 2013 version of the defense will be short on experience but very high on talent.
This unit has the talent in place to help lead the team to a dream season. This is a look at why the Texas A&M defense is of championship quality.