On the mend: Defensive end Julien Obioha (back), defensive tackle Kirby Ennis (knee, suspension) and linebacker Steven Jenkins (labrum) all missed the spring while recovering from injuries.
Key battle: Damontre Moore was Texas A&M’s big-play guy on defense last season and helped get the Aggies off the field in several key situations. He had 21 tackles for loss, including 12.5 sacks. With Moore leaving early for the NFL, Obioha is the top candidate to become that finisher off the edge for the Aggies at Moore’s old rush end spot. But they’ll be looking for depth at the defensive end position. It’s a big camp for guys like Tyrell Taylor, Gavin Stansbury and Brandon Alexander. True freshman Daeshon Hall will also get every chance to show what he can do.
|Randy Galloway gives his take on the Johnny Manziel situation and says that the Texas A&M quarterback needs to dump his parents. |
Predicted order of finish: Picked to finish second in the West at SEC media days.
They said it: “Johnny has been through a lot of ups and downs. But at the end of the day, I know he’s a very dedicated person. He wants to be the best quarterback in college football, the premier quarterback. When it comes time to play, he’ll be ready.” -- Texas A&M safety Toney Hurd, Jr.
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