COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mike Sherman coached Brett Favre and faced Peyton Manning in the NFL. So he knows what to expect when his Texas A&M squad plays Josh Freeman and Kansas State tomorrow.
The Wildcats (3-2, 0-1 Big 12) are averaging 43.2 points, and
Freeman has averaged 255 passing yards per game. Those numbers
would lead most conferences, but in the high-scoring Big 12 they're
merely in the middle of the pack.
That doesn't leave Sherman any less impressed. Freeman, for
starters, can make throws through sheer arm strength that most
quarterbacks - in college or the pros - can't pull off.
Sherman's a former assistant with the Houston Texans. He says
the Wildcats try to emulate the Indianapolis Colts' offense, with
its quick-strike capability and pass-first mentality. It'll be
another difficult test for the Aggies (2-3, 0-1), who rank last in
the Big 12 and 99th nationally in scoring defense, giving up 31
points per game.
Adding to the challenge is the fact that the Aggies will be
seeing their third different offensive system in three games.