Mike Sherman, who was a terrific coach for Texas A&M in the first halves of games this year – they were possibly the worst 2nd half team in the last decade – has apparently been fired, he just doesn’t know it yet.
That’s what Austin Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls tweeted minutes ago.
After a strong 9-4 campaign last year, the Aggies were a disappointing 6-6 this year, and the most recent loss to rival Texas was a terrible one. [UPDATE: Texas A&M lost by 1 to Oklahoma State, 4 to Arkansas, 7 to Missouri, 16 to Oklahoma, 3 to Kansas State and 2 to Texas. All of those teams were ranked at the time, except Texas.]
I think this is a rash decision (assuming Bohls is correct). You’re going to the SEC next year. Would you want to enter the toughest conference in the country with a rookie coach? Unless the Aggies have been putting out feelers to coaches elsewhere – Alabama’s Smart or Auburn’s Malzahn? – it seems like a risky move. With coaches getting locked up left and right, it’s awfully late in the game to be going after someone like Kevin Sumlin (Arizona State?) or Chris Petersen (UCLA?).