The Texas A&M football team must have an improved performance from their defense in 2014 if they want to compete for a conference or national title. There are a few fundamental aspects of their defense that have to improve so the defense can get better as a whole.
There are certain players who need to step up and play to their potential, and certain positions that simply need to be solidified. The Aggies should have a very good offense in 2014, but they will not be able to beat any of the elite SEC teams without improved defensive play.
The 2014 defense allowed 475.8 yards and 32.2 points per game in 2013. That will not get the job done in 2014.
This is a look at the parts of the defense that must improve if the Aggies are going to be an elite team in 2014.