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Texas A&M hopes defense improves in 2014

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham caught a 38-yard touchdown pass over Texas A&M defensive back Deshazor Everett in Missouri’s 28-21 win on Nov. 30, 2013, in Columbia.
Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham caught a 38-yard touchdown pass over Texas A&M defensive back Deshazor Everett in Missouri’s 28-21 win on Nov. 30, 2013, in Columbia. AP

In leading the SEC in scoring offense for the second straight year, Texas A&M made nearly every game entertaining … and close.

The Aggies defense last season was ragged. The Johnny Manziel-fueled offense piled up points out of necessity because defensively, A&M was awful, ranking last in scoring and total defense.

“I mean, could we get much worse?” asked senior cornerback Deshazor Everett.

Probably not, after surrendering more than 40 points in a game four times.

“To give up as many points as we did as a defense was embarrassing,” Everett said.

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