Texas A&M’s Head Coach, Mike Sherman, was fired Thursday night after having a preseason Top-10 team go 6-6 on the year.
Yes, I admit that his career at A&M has been less than stellar.
25-25 overall record
15-18 in conference play
2 bowl appearances with 0 wins
But after all of that, he still had a season sweep of Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas in 2010 and one of the top 10 recruiting classes in the nation (including a 5-Star running back) coming here. He started with nothing and turned it around. He turned Von Miller into a guy on the football team that cut class to the number 2 overall pick in the NFL draft because he believed in him.
He was a father figure to the guys on the team. He gave them opportunities to make something of themselves. He loved the guys and wanted nothing but the best for them.
“Integrity, honor, accountability, faith, brotherhood, and my definition of the Aggie Spirit all came to me playing for Coach Sherman,” said Von Miller last night via twitter. “It’s unfortunate to see Coach Sherm go. He is like another father to me. He helped me become the person I am today I will never forget, never.”
It’s tough to see a coach go, but Sherman embodied the Aggie Spirit and tried to instill that in the players and the staff. He displays not only what an Aggie stands for, but what all mankind should stand for: integrity, character and class. He loved the players and most importantly this university and what it represents. I don’t know who will be the next coach here, but I hope he knows what it means to be an Aggie.
Gig ’em, Coach.