Sherman fired as A&M's head coach

POSTED: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- The Aggies were predicted to have a winning season this year but after a six-and-six record head coach, Mike Sherman, is fired just one week after A&M's upsetting loss to the Texas Longhorns.

Rumors had been swirling about Mike Sherman's future as the Aggies football coach But it's official, as of Thursday night, Sherman was relieved of his duties, effective immediately. And now the Aggies are shopping for a new head coach.

"I wasn't surprised. I mean I figured we'd lose him because you know he blew the second half leads but in terms of what'll happen in the next couple of years, I don't know," said A&M grad student, Silas Adams.  

But with an upcoming bowl game, some say the timing could have been better.

Mallory Wise said, "I thought it was very like sudden. Like I think they could have thought about it a little more because we have a bowl game coming up and what are we going to do now?"

And it's not sitting well with some of the players. Wide receiver, Uzoma Nwachukwu tweeted, "Way way wayyyy beyond livid. Furious" and "Funny how all these decisions are made without thinking of the players."

But Silas Adams thinks the administration made the right move at the right time.

"I mean 25-25 is mediocre and so we need that next level of coaching to take us to compete in the SEC because we're probably going to get dominated with the coaching we have now."

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