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SEC Media Day Recap: Texas A&M

By on July 22nd, 2013

Texas A&M entered the Southeastern Conference with Missouri last season, and the Aggies had a much better season than their counterpart.

Led by Heisman Award winner Johnny Manziel, the Aggies finished 11-2 and were 6-2 within the conference.

One big loss for the team was its starting left tackle Luke Joeckel, who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Now Manziel, Aggies Head Coach Kevin Sumlin and the rest of the team will look to duplicate or improve upon last year’s success.

Sumlin spoke about his team at SEC Media Day and he says he loves the fan support from the Aggie faithful.

Sumlin says his team’s depth and the role of the incoming freshmen will be sorted out with practices in preseason practices.

Sumlin says Manziel is still growing as a person and a football player.

Manziel has made headlines this summer with incidents such as tweeting about how he wanted to leave College Station. Recently Manziel had to leave the Manning Passing Academy, led by former NFL quarterback Archie Manning.

Manziel says he’s learning from his mistakes.

Manziel is a front runner to repeat as the Heisman winner, but his team might not have the same success with the SEC improving each year.

The Aggies open the season at home against Rice August 31.

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  • Larry Heitman

    Coach Sumlin will become one of the top 3 coaches in the country. His style, his concern for his athletes, his ability to motivate, his ability to bring in talented coaches, his ability to recruit top athletes, his ability to utilize his talent appropriately and his offensive/defensive schemes all contribute to his ability to win on the field.