Texas A&M 2012 Coaching Staff: Kevin Sumlin Completes Coaching Staff

Sumlin has retained only one of Mike Sherman's assistants for a staff without much SEC experience.

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Texas A&M Hires Matt Wallerstedt To Be Linebackers Coach

New Texas A&M Aggies head football coach Kevin Sumlin has finally filled out his coaching staff, and it took only two months to do so. The final hire was for a linebackers coach and Sumlin brought in Matt Wallerstedt who previously was the defensive coordinator for the Air Force Falcons:

"Matt has done a great job at the Air Force Academy and he will be a great addition to our staff," Sumlin said. "He is another coach on our staff with coordinator experience as well as experience serving as a recruiting coordinator."

Wallertedt worked with former Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter while at Air Force, so Wallertedt brings in some familiarity to the Texas A&M defense. Prior to taking the linebackers coaching job with Texas A&M Wallerstedt has coached at Air Force, Kansas State, Wyoming, Akron and others.

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Kevin Sumlin Retains Only One Mike Sherman Assistant

With the hiring of former Marshall head coach and USF defensive coordinator Mike Synder now official, the outline of new coach Kevin Sumlin's plan for the Texas A&M Aggies in their first season in the SEC is coming into view.

While the conference is known primarily for defense, Arkansas' Bobby Petrino has shown you can win with a high-powered spread offense similar to the one Sumlin ran at Houston.

And in a sign that he has no interest in changing his offensive philosophy, Sumlin is bringing a huge contingent of his Cougars staff with him to College Station: offensive coordinator and former Texas Tech QB Cliff Kingsbury, running backs coach Clarence McKinney and offensive line coach BJ Anderson.

He's rounded out the offensive staff with David Beaty, a former offensive coordinator at Rice and Kansas, as the WR coach and Brian Polian as his special teams coach.

The only coach from Mike Sherman that he has retained is defensive line coach Terrell Williams, as Snyder is expected to have heavy input in how the rest of the defensive coaching staff is filled out.


USF's Mark Snyder Top Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator Target, According To Report

Snyder was Jim Tressel's defensive coordinator at Ohio State in the early 2000's before an unsuccessful stint as a head coach at Marshall.

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