(CBS/AP) – Mike Sherman has been fired as Texas A&M’s coach after the Aggies finished the regular season a disappointing 6-6.
Athletic Director Bill Byrne announced the move in a statement Thursday night.
Sherman was 25-25 in four seasons. He was hired at the end of the 2007 season, three days after Dennis Franchione resigned.
Sherman’s best and only winning season came last year when the Aggies won their last six regular-season games abd lost in the Cotton Bowl to finish 9-4.
Texas A&M is moving from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference next year.
The Aggies figure to be the biggest players in the bidding war for their next coach.
UCLA, ASU, Ole Miss and North Carolina are the other marquee schools looking for head coaches.