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December 01, 2011

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Once atm does play in the SEC, it will not make any difference who the HC is. They will be a door mat for most of the other SEC teams for the next several seasons.

Sherman should get at least one season in the SEC to see what he can do. However, he should NOT get a raise or a contract extension of any type until he produces good results.

If they are insistent on giving Sherman a 5th year (uggg), I would insist a record of 8-4 or better. Assuming the SEC West is A&M, LSU, Mizzou, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Miss St., and another team, I would also insist on a .500 conference record. They also need to show that they aren't going to give up big second half leads because of coaching, and by coaching I don't mean ONLY defensive lapses; I also mean the offensive play calling cannot go conservative.

If this is true, it's an absolutely crazy move. Sherman's record doesn't reflect the team that he inherited, or the talent pool that he has built while at the school (e.g. Sherman's predecessor, Dennis Franchioni recruited some good players, but the team didn't have the depth of talent that it has now -- especially in terms of the team's offensive line which is young and has a few NFL caliber players).

The team definitely needs to do a much better job of protecting the football -- and a lot of that is on the coach. But you can't win just on solid fundamentals. You also need talent. Sherman's NFL profile has been a great recruiting tool. Heading into the next season the team has one of the top 10 recruiting classes in the nation -- something that it hasn't had in years.

I love TAMU football, but this is absolutely crazy. It also sends the wrong message to coaches and potential recruits.

Sherman should get at least one season in the SEC to see what he can do. And the team definitely needs to do a much better job of protecting the football.

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