When you’ve got oil money behind you, it appears you can pay a $9 million buyout pretty easily. (UPDATE — Sherman’s buyout is only about $5.8M as opposed to the $9M that was reported earlier in The Houston Chronicle.)
Texas A&M has fired head coach Mike Sherman just a week after president R. Bowen Loftin gave him a vote of confidence. Of course, a heartbreaking loss to hated Texas played out between then and now and that defeat clearly served as the straw that broke Reveille’s back. The Aggies finished 6-6 despite preseason predictions for a Top 10 season.
Ole Miss fans are fearful that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart might be on A&M’s wish list — because the Rebels are looking him over, too — but we hear the Aggies might actually stay close to home to find their next coach. Houston’s Kevin Sumlin wouldn’t have far to move.