We always kind of thought Mike Sherman got the shaft when Ted Thompson axed him after one shitty season where half his team was injured, but that all worked out for the best… for us, anyway. We’re definitely sure Texas A&M did Thompson one better when they axed Sherman today.
The former Green Bay Packers head coach was pulling into the driveway of a potential recruit when athletic director Bill Byrne called to let him know his services would no longer be needed after a 6-6 season. Oh, and did we mention the university had already let that information leak to the media?
So Sherman’s family knew he was out before he did.
“I don’t feel like I deserved to be terminated,” Sherman said Friday. “I feel like the program is definitely headed in the right direction and I hope the next coach appreciates the opportunity he’s going to get to work with these players.”
“I think we’re better than that,” he said.
Sherman said Byrne gave no explanation for the firing and he didn’t ask him to provide one. The coach said that Byrne never told him anything during the season that made him believe he wouldn’t return.
Yeah, well, it turns out you’re the Minnesota Vikings of college football… or at least Texas A&M is.
Sherman was 25-25 in four seasons at A&M, so he wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire, but the team is moving to the SEC next season and, well, is there someone better to lead them than Sherman?
I guess we’ll see.
Fortunately, Sherman will receive $5.8 million as the buyout for his contract. That has to soften the blow a little bit.
Regardless of the fact that he has more money than we could ever spend on hookers and blow (allegedly), we do wish him well though.
Everyone here pretty much saw this coming several weeks ago, guarantee it wasn’t news to Mike…
And he got canned for doing exactly what he did with the Packers…playing conservatively, giving up big leads and losing close games late. Some things never change.
If I were a head coach I would question whether or not I could work for an organization that has demonstrated such an unprofessional manner. It speaks volumes of the character in charge of their athletic dept.
If I was a college coach and I got shitcanned like this, I wouldn’t give a rat’s ass. I’d be on the way to the bank to cash the $5.8M buyout check while laughing my ass off.
Where can I sign up for one of these gigs where if you do an average job and get canned, they throw a shithouse full of money at you when you leave.
I believe Sherman said the same thing when the Packers fired his ass.
“I don’t feel like I should have been terminated.”
Yeah, I hear ya, man. I also don’t get it. You only single-handedly destroyed the Lambeau mystique that it took 50 years to build, and allowed Brett Favre to throw interceptions like Jeff George on ecstasy. I also have no idea why you would be terminated.
And apparently, the Sherm thought A&M should be content with .500 ball. Hahaha… kinda funny.
It is pretty ridiculous that these colleges can just throw away $6 million while raising tuition on their students.
Your a publicly funded institution. Stop spending millions of dollars on one mediocre coach, only to fire his ass prematurely so you can spend millions on some other loser.
Fuck da Bears!
Sherman’s been paid millions to be a gutless puke… she should count herself as lucky.
The Packers didn’t dump Sherman the way A&M did, that’s for sure. I recall that TT gave Sherman a contract extension so Sherman wouldn’t be a ‘lame duck’ coach. TT worked with him for a year and then determined they were not a good fit. So the Packers let him go with a nice parting check. If you’re going to go, that’s about as ‘fair’ as it happens in the football business. Plus, look at how things worked out. Can’t argue with recent history.
I also remember when Sherman was fired by TT he took out ads in the local GB papers thanking the fans and the organization. Total class move there by Sherman.
Now, to get fired while on a recruiting trip? That’s either classless or Sherman knew of the impending doom and went on the trip anyway, forcing the school to sack him like that. I wonder to what level these dudes play the political game. A TV movie? Ah, not even on Limetime.
Coach Sherman should really study Coach McCarthy’s way of coaching! It might be to late but worth a shot if Sherman wants another coaching job! Sherman could not get the Packers up for those big games! Alot of them were very disappointing and some of Shermans draft picks were disasters! But he is a class act as respecting the game and players! I’m sure he’s watch the Packers every Sunday. The best of luck Mike!!!
Just want to say Go Pack!!!! 18 and 0 !!!!!
You gotta love it!