Many said that Texas A&M’s departure to the SEC was in part because they were upset over Texas’ Longhorn Network. It was probably more financially motivated. The Big 12 is not an equal share conference like the Big 10. But Big 12 fans hav
e had fun with the decision convinced that A&M, a middle pack team of the Big 12, will be in the bottom tier of that conference. But A&M’s former head coach Mike Sherman cleared up any confusion on his feelings about the decision today.
“Some thought I didn’t want to go to the SEC,” Sherman told the Houston Chronicle. ”I didn’t have a problem going to the SEC as long as it was for the right reasons. I did have a problem with those Aggies who wanted to go to the SEC to get out of Texas’ shadow.”
Well that’s what the rest of the Big 12 thinks. That A&M
was tired of being in Big Brother’s shadow. Sherman is currently the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins with his former quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
“I’ve never thought A&M was in Texas’ shadow. When they stood together, I thought Texas was in A&M’s shadow, but not enough (Aggies) realized it,” Sherman said.
Really Mike Sherman? Are you crazy?
Texas A&M has 18 conference championships in it’s history, and 10 of those are after WWII the most recent being in
1998. The Aggies did experience some success in the 90′s winning multiple conference championships. But since 1990 they’ve only won 4 bowl games… against BYU (’90), Michigan (’95), TCU (’01) and Northwestern (’11).
They also have 1 AP National Championship…. in 1939.
The Longhorns have won 4 National Championships in the last 50 years. They also have 32 conference titles, 14 more than A&M does in their history. Texas has 2 Heisman Trophy Winners to A&M’s 1.
You could argue both are in Oklahoma’s shadow who has significantly more national championships, Heisman trophy winners, and conference championships. Including 7 Conference titles, 1 National Championship and 2 Heisman winners in the last 13 years.
But sure Mike Sherman… A&M was the one casting the shadow.