Decisions that defined A&M in 2012: No. 4 

January, 15, 2013
1/15/13
3:00
PM ET
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. 4, the hiring defensive coordinator Mark Snyder

[+] EnlargeDamontre Moore
Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesDamontre Moore led an Aggies defense that got a boost from new defensive coordinator Mark Snyder.
One of the biggest question marks for Texas A&M heading into its first Southeastern Conference season was on defense.

In particular, the Aggies' defensive line was a concern. After spending two years in a 3-4 alignment and recruiting for that, Texas A&M moved to a 4-3 this season even though depth wasn't plentiful, specifically on the defensive interior. The coaches stated that as a concern, as well as the possibility of having to play younger players early in physical league like the SEC.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

No. 2 CB Sheffield Talks Recruiting
Fort Bend Marshall cornerback Kendall Sheffield landed at No. 12 in the new ESPN 300. That's good enough to earn him the top spot in Texas. Sheffield spoke about the ranking, a recent trip to LSU and his decision date with ESPN's Phil Murphy.Tags: Kendall Sheffield, Fort Bend Marshall, RecruitingNation, ESPN 300, high school football recruiting, Phil Murphy
VIDEO PLAYLIST video