Happy Thursday, everyone! It may be a bye week for Texas A&M but that doesn’t mean we can’t provide you all with updates on all things Aggies football.
Here’s what you need to know today:
- One day after Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis compared Donovan Wilson to a prominent NFL safety, former Aggies head coach Jackie Sherrill suggested that he switch positions. Sherrill, who won 52 games in six seasons as Texas A&M coach from 1982-88, wants Chavis to plug Wilson, as well as safeties Armani Watts and Justin Evans, in at linebacker.
- A lake house owned by the grandfather of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning. Thankfully, no one was inside of the Whitehouse, Texas home, according to officials.
Other Texas A&M news from around the Internet:
- The Texas A&M offensive line seemed to play its best game to date last Saturday in the Aggies 30-17 victory over Mississippi State, allowing only one sack for the Bulldogs. Left tackle Avery Gennesy told Brent Zwerneman of Houston Chronicle that redshirting last year and going against defensive end Myles Garrett every day in practice has helped him improve in protecting Kyle Allen’s blindside.
- Brandon Wheeland of The Dallas Morning News discussed the five keys to Texas A&M winning an SEC title, and spoke about Kyle Allen’s continued success and the offense’s commitment to the running game.
- Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus ranked the top eight true freshman in college football heading into week Week 6, and two Aggies were included on the list.
- Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin believes that Longhorns fans should stay patient with their head coach Charlie Strong. Sumlin made an appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show on Tuesday afternoon and when he was asked to comment on Charlie Strong’s struggles at Texas, Sumlin told Finebaum that Strong has a very strong track record as a coach and just needs more time.
“I’ve known Charlie for a long time. He’s always been a really, really, really good coach and a guy who has done a marvelous job as an assistant coach, as a coordinator, as a head coach. Just because things haven’t worked out in this short period of time doesn’t mean they won’t work out for him. He’s really just getting started. There’s always going to be opinions about what happens and what hasn’t happened. He just needs some time to do things the way he wants to do them and we’ll see what happens from there.”
The best stories around the SEC:
- Nick Saban: High school romance “still haunts me to this day.”
- Ole Miss could be without four offensive lineman against New Mexico State.
- Recruiting trending upward for Gators thanks to hot start.
- LSU can’t have recruiting functions vs. South Carolina, per ESPN
- UGA target predicts win vs. Tennessee: “Alabama game was a fluke”
Johnny Manziel's family home in Texas was destroyed by a fire overnight. Officials suspect arson. http://t.co/Mr5506gEnu
— WKYC Channel 3 News (@wkyc) October 7, 2015