"Sloppy" Morning Workout Forces Sherman To Turn Up The Heat In Afternoon Drills

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COLLEGE STATION --The Texas A&M football team went through a pair of workouts in full pads Monday on the Coolidge Practice Fields in preparation for its August 30 season opener against Arkansas State at Kyle Field. After a shortened morning practice, the Aggies drilled for nearly two and a half hours in the afternoon.

“I just thought it was really sloppy this morning,” A&M coach Mike Sherman said. “I didn’t see any urgency or any desire to do the things we need to do the way we need to do them. So we sent them in and said we’d try again in the afternoon. It was much better, but there are still some areas for improvement. The intensity was better, but there are still some things to work on.”

Sherman was asked about the battle at kick returner, where he said he expected a decision later in the week.

“We’ll probably give it until Wednesday, and then kind of lock it in to a couple of guys,” Sherman said. “You can’t get great quality work with that many players back there. We are still evaluating those positions, they are important ones for us. We’ll just kind of see who’s more of the natural player back there, that has great hands, makes good decisions and can get us a first down on that team.”

The Aggies will practice once on Tuesday beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the Coolidge Practice Fields.

Discounted season tickets are still available for the 2008 home slate at Kyle Field, which features Arkansas State, Miami, Army, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Colorado and Oklahoma. The cost is $250, and for more information fans are encouraged to contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 888-99-AGGIE or to log on to aggieathletics.com.

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