Enough about what the expectations are for a new year of college football. Let’s play!!!!!
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman released the Aggies’ first official depth chart of the season Monday. Hours later, he said on his weekly radio show not to read too much into it.
Sherman told host Dave South that there’s a depth chart he releases to the media, and “there’s a depth chart we’ll play the game with, if you want to know the truth.”
The depth chart released to the media and on the program’s Web site, for instance, didn’t mention Cyrus Gray at kick returner. Last year, he set the school record for kick return yards in a season. Sherman said during his weekly news conference that Gray likely will work at the position.
The official depth chart also listed walk-on Craig Raschke at backup left tackle, with no mention of touted freshmen Rhontae Scales or Stephen Barrerra at either tackle. Sherman said during camp that both are expected to play this season.
And I loved this story about Jordon Pugh.
Texas A&M safety Jordan Pugh, his voice rising like that of an evangelical preacher, vowed the Aggies will be improved this season — starting with Saturday night’s home game against New Mexico.How so? Pugh said A&M coach Mike Sherman cites bank investing as an example.
“It’s the investment we put into the offseason,” Pugh said. “I don’t think anybody has worked harder than us. That’s an honest statement.”
Considering the economy, citing the banking business as inspiration likely isn’t Sherman’s best motivational ploy. Then again, both industries — banking and Aggies football — have had their share of troubles in the past year.
Von Miller: “We’ve got a chip on our shoulder. We saw coach Sherman and the other coaches at the bottom, and they saw us at the bottom. From where we were last year, there’s nowhere to go but up.”
Let’s go Ags!!