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Summer Stock: Texas A&M

An improved O-line and better ball security could have Aggies among Big 12 elite

Originally Published: May 20, 2011
By Vince Verhei | ESPN Insider
Cyrus GrayBrett Davis/US PresswireThe Aggies' ground game improved in all areas after Cyrus Gray became the starter.

This article is part of our Summer Stock series, a three-week look at the programs generating the most buzz coming out of spring practice.

Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies defined their 2010 season on Nov. 6, when they beat the Oklahoma Sooners 33-19. It was the Aggies' first win over the Sooners since 2002 and their first win over a ranked team since 2007. More important, though, was how they won -- with Ryan Tannehill's passing, Cyrus Gray's running and some out-of-this-world goal-line defense.

Those were three of the biggest reasons that the Aggies finished near the top of the Big 12 last year -- and they provide a blueprint for how the team can contend for a Big 12 title in 2011.