Texas A&M kicked off spring football yesterday ending the 63 day drought of no Aggie football. It’s been a long winter, but we finally made it. In this first practice, there were a few new faces on the coaching staff.
John “Chief” Chavis
Chavis was the coup of the offseason as the Aggies stole him from inter-division rival LSU. He brings 20 years of SEC defensive coordinator experience to this coaching staff and is regarded as one of the top defensive minds in the country.
After WR Coach David Beatty accepted the head coaching job at Kansas, the Aggies looked east to fill the vacancy. Aaron is only 8 years removed from his NFL career with the Colts and most recently served as the wide receivers coach at Virginia Tech.
Christensen is another veteran coaching hire by Sumlin. He has served as offensive coordinator for over 10 years (7 of which were at Missouri), was head coach at Wyoming for 4 years, and now joins A&M as a co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
There were also several new faces as the Aggies welcomed seven early enrollees onto the team. A couple of them are fighting for vacant positions and many, if not all, of them could figure into the depth chart next season. The seven early enrollees are WR Christian Kirk, WR Damion Ratley, TE Jordan Davis, OL Keaton Sutherland, LB Richard Moore, LB Claude George, and S Justin Evans. A few of them took to twitter following the first day of spring training.
The 2015 season can’t arrive soon enough.