Sherman Named New Coach at A&M

Gailey fired at Georgia Tech, Nutt steps down at Arkansas, Doba canned at WSU
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2007 11:10 PM CST
Texas A&M football coach Mike Sherman gets help from Texas A&M director of athletics Bill Byrne putting on his maroon jacket, costumary of new coaches at Texas A&M, during a news conference to introduce...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mike Sherman will replace Dennis Franchione as head football coach at Texas A&M. Sherman coached the Aggies offensive line during two separate stints in the 1990s. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans and coached the Green Bay Packers from 2000 to 2005. Sherman called coaching the Aggies his “dream job,” reports the Dallas Morning News.

Other coaching news from around the nation:

  • Georgia Tech fired Chan Gailey after he accumulated a 44-32 record over six seasons, but an 0-6 mark against rival Georgia.
  • Houston Nutt resigned as Arkansas head coach days after upsetting No. 1 LSU. Nutt said his resignation was in the program’s best interest.
  • Bill Doba was fired from Washington State. He compiled a 30-29 record over his five seasons there.