Mike Sherman, the Houston Texans' offensive coordinator, is the new football coach at Texas A&M.
Sherman, 52, takes over the program three days after Dennis Franchione accepted a buyout that was announced after the Aggies’ 38-30 victory over Texas on Friday. Sherman has strong ties to Texas A&M with two stints as an assistant coach, serving as the offensive line coach from 1989-93 and 1995-96 under former coach R.C. Slocum. After leaving Texas A&M in 1996, he went to the NFL as an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers. In 2000, he was named head coach of the Packers, a position he held for six years.
He had a winning record in five of his six seasons and overall was 57-39. Green Bay went to the playoffs four times under Sherman, winning the division three consecutive years from 2002-04. The Packers were 2-4 in the playoffs under Sherman and never advanced to the NFC Championship Game.
He was fired after his sixth season, when the Packers went 4-12. After leaving the Packers, he was hired by Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak, a former Texas A&M quarterback, to be an assistant head coach/offense. He was named offensive coordinator in January.
-- John Miller