I completely understand why Mike Sherman was fired on Thursday, but I'm completely confused as to how it happend?
And I put this perspective on the situation: I remember a Mike Leach weekly Monday press conference at Texas Tech some years ago where he said essentially that he was going to start running players off if he needed to.
They had lost a few days before, I don't remember to who or where the game was, but it must have been bad enough that he felt he needed to make that statement.
Fast forward to this season in College Station, I really can't explain how the Aggies lost all those second half leads? Can you? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can? I can't...
Texas A&M football finished the season an extremely disappointing (6-6) and will go to some ho-hum postseason bowl game. They lost second half leads like they were going out ot style. Here was the season that was...
vs Oklahoma State...Led 20-3 at the half...Lost 30-29
vs Arkanas...Led 28-17 at the half...Lost 42-38
vs Missouri...Led 28-17 at the half...Lost 38-31
@ Kansas State...Led 21-14 after three quarters...Led 31-21 with six and a half left in the game...Lost 53-50 in four overtimes
vs Texas...Led 16-7 at the half...Lost 27-25
I'm really curious to find some perspective on how that happened.
The Mike Leach story I mentioned earlier was to suggest in some way that players should be held more accountable. But you can't fire players in college ball. You can't "cut" players can ya? I guess you can yank scholarships whenever you feel like it? I don't really know.
What I do know is that Mike Sherman was short on ego, thank goodness in my opinion, and coached the Aggies like old school with work ethic. But in the end he takes the blame. He takes all the negative pub for the Aggies being a preseason top ten selection and then finishing the year at five hundred. How does that even happen? Wow!
Do you have an answer for me yet? I don't. I mean what is the possible explanation for playing like a top ten team for every first half of every loss and then playing like Arizona State the rest of the season? It's almost beyond football logic here?
Is it as simple as every bounce didn't go their way in the third and especially the fourth quarter all season? I really wanna think so...I mean what else is there to believe?
I don't remember what NFL owner it was, or maybe it was an NFL analyst? I recall someone saying in reference to some team a few years back that was playing so bad that maybe they should start firing players instead of coaches.
Mike Sherman was the answer guy for Texas A&M football, the buck stopped right there! He deserves his fair share of the blame, if for no other reason than that's the way it works in sports. But does he deserve all of it?
Do the Aggies in the pads that didn't execute down the stretch of several games they should have won deserve to be knocked? I guess I'll leave that up to you, because again, for the umpteenth time in the article, I can't figure it out.