March 31, 2008

First week of spring drills comes to an end

Texas A&M wrapped up its first week of spring practice Saturday with its first practice in full pads, and is currently on a two-day hiatus from the practice field before getting back on the grass Tuesday at 3:55 p.m. The Aggies have been working on changes to new head coach Mike Sherman's offensive scheme while the defense is getting used to a 4-3/3-3-5 that new defensive coordinator Joe Kines likes to run.

The surprise is how quickly the Aggies are picking things up. Obviously, there are several glitches that need fixing after just four practices, but A&M seems to be ahead of the game in picking up the new schemes.

The largest change, however, may be for Sherman and the rest of his coaching staff whom have spent the majority of their careers in the National Football League.

"From a practice and organization standpoint it has been a change for me because I've been in the National Football League with 53 and now we're at 110 and we're fixing to get 130," Sherman said. "I thought the organization of it today was the best day as coaches in moving people around and getting guys into the right spots."

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