A familiar face is returning to Texas A&M.
The Aggies have hired former assistant coach Jim Turner as the team’s offensive line coach, according to TexAgs.com’s Billy Liucci.
Turner spent four seasons from 2008-11 in the same position at Texas A&M under former coach Mike Sherman. In 2011, Turner’s unit allowed the second-fewest sacks (ninet) in the country, and he also helped the Aggies claim the nation’s No. 23 rushing attack.
In addition, Turner helped produce future NFL standouts in Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi, all of whom went on to become first-round picks. He received “ringing” endorsements from those three linemen, per Liucci.
Turner followed Sherman to the NFL as an offensive line for the Miami Dolphins in 2012 and 2013.
The coach was fired by the team in the aftermath of the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito saga, in which attorney Ted Wells accused Turner of creating an atmosphere that allowed bullying and harassment to occur.
Turner replaces Dave Christensen, who was released by the Aggies on Sunday.