One week before the 2010 season begins, Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman has accepted blame for the poor special teams play a year ago.
Former special teams coordinator Kirk Doll is no longer on the staff with Mike Sherman, who has divided up the special teams responsibilities amongst the staff.
Sherman said, "I take responsibility for what happened last year. This season, we're putting some of our starters and best athletes on special teams. We added a captain, and all of our coaches are now taking an active role in special teams so there's more focus there. Yeah, I expect to see different results."
Overall, Sherman added, "It's taken three years, but they are practicing at a high rate of speed and tempo.”
The Aggies enter the 2010 season with five new assistant coaches. Tim DeRuyter (defensive coordinator), Nick Toth (outside linebackers), Dat Nguyen (inside linebackers), Terrell Williams (defensive line), and Troy Walters (running backs) are all new to the staff.
The Aggies open with Stephen F. Austin on September 4th.