Texas A&M Hires Sherman To Replace Franchione

Former Packers coach coached Aggies' offensive line in early 90s

Nov. 26, 2007

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman was hired as Texas A&M's coach Monday, three days after Dennis Franchione resigned.

Sherman currently is the offensive coordinator with the Houston Texans under Gary Kubiak, a former quarterback for the Aggies.

Sherman also has ties to A&M. He was the offensive line coach from 1989-93 and then in 1995-96 under R.C Slocum. Kubiak was A&M's running backs coach in 1992-93.

Franchione took a contract buyout and stepped down Friday, less than an hour after Texas A&M upset Texas 38-30. Defensive coordinator Gary Darnell was named interim coach Saturday and will lead the Aggies (7-5, 4-4 Big 12) in a bowl game.