Texas A&M pulls plug on Mike Sherman

As if it wouldn't be difficult enough.

As if moving to the SEC, where national championships are expected; where the toughest, most resourceful and resilient head coaches work; where it's easy to believe that universities exist for the benefit of the football program; as if all of that wouldn't make the move from the Big 12 Conference difficult enough for Texas A&M.

On Thursday night, the university fired coach Mike Sherman after four seasons in which he went 25-25, including 6-6 this season. You can make the case that four seasons is long enough to determine whether a man can coach. After all, Kansas fired Turner Gill in half that time.

But saying that Sherman is a .500 coach doesn't tell the story of how he built this team up over the last three seasons.

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