Texas A&M Aggies: Brandon Simmons

Army Bowl notebook: Jan. 2 

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SAN ANTONIO -- Thursday’s practice session for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl saw players in more of a rhythm on offense, but it also saw defensive players showing their skills. If Thursday is any indication, Saturday’s contest could be a low-scoring affair.

Here are a few notes:

Cannon reaffirms Baylor commitment … again.

For the Baylor fans who read the late-Wednesday tweet coming from ESPN 300 receiver K.D. Cannon (Mount Pleasant, Texas/Mount Pleasant), don’t read anything into it.

Focus on '14: Safeties 

October, 23, 2012
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GigEmNation is taking a weekly position-by-position look at the 2014 recruiting class as it relates to Texas A&M, whom the Aggies are targeting, as well as 2013 commits and who on the roster will graduate. Today, we look at the safety position.

2013 commits: Victor Davis, Rosenberg (Texas) Terry; Shaan Washington, Alexandria (La.) High School; Jonathan Wiggins, Houston Alief Taylor.

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William Wilkerson/ESPN.comClass of 2014 safety Edwin Freeman (Arlington, Texas/Bowie) likes the Aggies.
Safeties who'll graduate: Steven Campbell, Steven Terrell, C.J. Jones.

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Big weekend awaits Texas A&M Aggies

October, 16, 2012
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M already had its introduction to Southeastern Conference football.

It wasn't a successful debut for the Aggies but it was a respectable one, a 20-17 home loss to Florida on Sept. 8. With a redshirt freshman quarterback making his first collegiate start and a coaching staff making its debut in Aggieland with new offensive and defensive schemes in tow, the Aggies showed signs of what could be with deficiencies that prevented them from winning, things they've worked to correct since then.

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Kevin Jairaj/US PresswireThrough six games, freshman signal-caller Johnny Manziel has passed for 14 touchdowns and ran for 10 more.
More than five weeks have passed since that day and much has changed. The Aggies (5-1) haven't lost a game since and in that span have collected their first two SEC wins. Johnny Manziel has gone from largely unknown to one of the nation's most exciting offensive players. And a lot of questions are being answered from whether the offense would work (it has), to whether the defense would improve (it has, the 59-57 thriller against Louisiana Tech notwithstanding) to whether the Aggies could close games and fix the second-half collapses that plagued them in 2011 (so far, they have).

On Saturday, the Aggies get an introduction of a different kind -- one to a top-10 SEC team -- the LSU Tigers when they enter Kyle Field at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Florida is No. 2 in the BCS standings now but was 23rd in the Associated Press poll when the Aggies met the Gators. The No. 6 Tigers, thought to be a national title contender before the season began, have largely been viewed as one of the two most significant challenges on the Aggies' inaugural SEC schedule (No. 1 Alabama being the other).

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