Decisions that defined A&M in 2012: No. 3 

January, 16, 2013
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This week, GigEmNation looks back at five decisions that helped define Texas A&M's 2012 season. These moments could be on or off the field or could have even come before the season, so long that they had a lasting impact on the Aggies' 2012 campaign. Today, we look at our pick for No. 3, choosing Johnny Manziel as the Aggies' starting quarterback.

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AP Photo/Michael PrenglerA relative unknown before the season started, QB Johnny Manziel went on to win the Heisman Trophy.
It's easy to forget now, but Texas A&M didn't have a starting quarterback at the start of fall football practice.

The Aggies went into camp with an open competition and based on the first day of workouts, one might assume that the starter would be Jameill Showers [Showers took snaps with the first team on the first day of camp].
SEC West teams currently in AP top 10
The SEC West schools combined for a record of 18-0 against non-division opponents.
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