On Saturday, August 30, Texas A&M football returns to Kyle Field for the opening game of the 2008 season against Arkansas State. Leading the team from the sidelines will be new head coach Mike Sherman.
This is not Coach Sherman’s first time on the Kyle Field sidelines. Prior to being named head coach for the Fightin’ Texas Aggies, Coach Sherman was offensive line coach during the 1989-1993 and 1995-1996 seasons and was named offensive coordinator in spring 1997 before being picked to be tight ends/assistant offensive line coach for the Green Bay Packers.
The years when Coach Sherman was offensive line coach were among the most successful years in Texas A&M football history. During his time at A&M, the teams posted an impressive 64-21-1 record, including a perfect regular season in 1992 and only one loss against Oklahoma in 1993. His offensive lines scored an amazing 2,667 points combined during those seasons! The 21 losses were only by a total of 194 points!
He was able to duplicate this success during his six seasons with Green Bay, including five winning seasons as head coach, three NFC North division titles, and a .663 winning percentage (53-27), second only to the great Vince Lombardi.
Coach Sherman’s Green Bay teams set numerous francise records, including two of the four highest-scoring seasons in franchise history. The 2004 team set franchise records in total net yards (6,357), total net passing yards (4,449), and sacks surrendered compared to attempts (14 sacks in 598 attempts). The 2003 team set franchise records in rushing yards (2,558) and average yards per rush attempt (5.05
I had a great time sitting in the stands with the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band for every Aggie football game except two (Hawai’i and Stanford) during the 1990-1994 seasons. I hope Coach Sherman can bring back those glory days of Aggie football, with the amazing Wrecking Crew defense and an offense that puts lots of points on the board!</
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Make sure to come out and support the Aggies on Saturday, August 30 as they beat the hell outta Arkansas State!
Thanks to the Texas A&M Athletics website (http://www.aggieathletics.com/) for stats and information for this article. At that website you can also find current schedules, news and information, and ticket information for all Aggie sports.