Team preview: Texas A&M

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 8:12 PM ET
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Not very often can a coach be satisfied with a team that loses four starters.

But for Texas A&M head man Melvin Watkins, his forecast for this year's contingent borders on the unthinkable: optimism.