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Texas A&M is one of Athlon Sports' Top 5 College Football Teams on the Rise for 2015

Steven Lassan thinks the hiring of defensive coordinator John Chavis will propel the Aggies forward next season.

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College Football's Top Five Teams on the Rise for 2015

... The Aggies took a big step forward on defense with the addition of veteran coordinator John Chavis. “The Chief” engineered some of the SEC’s top defenses in his tenure at LSU, and his experience in developing talent should pay dividends for Texas A&M with a front seven that’s littered with youth. In the first season without Johnny Manziel, the Aggies averaged 35.2 points per game. That number could climb in 2015 with Kyle Allen’s development at quarterback, as well as the return of a talented receiving corps featuring Speedy Noil, Josh Reynolds and Ricky Seals-Jones...

Also on the list? Arizona State who Texas A&M plays to open the season on September 5th in Houston. Arkansas was named to the "next tier" of teams on the rise.

Read the full article at Athlon Sports.