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Mike Sherman: Aggies developing a swagger

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman says the Aggies are developing a swagger and the program is heading in the right direction.

“The energy and passion right now and the swagger they’re developing is something I haven’t seen since I’ve been here,” Sherman said. “I want us to mature as a football team. We lacked maturity in tough situations last year. We couldn’t finish things off. And when things went bad, we weren’t as good as I’d like us to be.”

“Our guys need to handle the adversity a little bit better. We have to think we’re good enough to beat anybody, and I’m not sure the last two years our guys or fans felt like that. We need to feel like we can go into Austin, Lubbock, Norman and Stillwater and win. And believe it. And not to be arrogant about it, but there’s a certain swagger you have to have when you play this game. A quiet confidence. A calm-among-crisis type of attitude that we can handle anything.”

“I just think that A&M is a sleeping giant. We’ve got tremendous potential. I want to do something special and do something here that needs to be done: to get us to be a national power. And I feel we’re headed that way, and I think we’re close.”

Texas A&M opens with Stephen F. Austin, LA Tech, and FIU. 

Mike Sherman and quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley have high praise for quarterback Jerrod Johnson: