Texas A&M Football: Troy Calhoun Interviews, Why He's the Man for the Job

Randy ChambersAnalyst IDecember 7, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 23:  Head coach Troy Calhoun of the Air Force Falcons leads his team on the field against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Texas A&M needs to find a coach and needs to do so as soon as possible. With the recent firing of former head coach Mike Sherman, the Aggies are lost right now. They are in jeopardy of losing recruits, they're heading to the toughest conference in the sport and have no coach to lead them.

While several candidates are interviewing for the job, there is no candidate who is better than current Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun.

He has done a great job everywhere he has been and has the offensive mind to turn things around for the Aggies.

During his time as an offensive coordinator for Wake Forest, he was running the top offense in the ACC, averaging over 400 yards a game. At Ohio his team averaged 418 total yards and rushed for a school record of 3,553 yards.

At Air Force he has a 41-23 record and has made a bowl game every year he's been at the university. He's the only head coach ever to take Air Force to four consecutive bowl games and win at least eight games doing so.

He's also the first coach ever in service academy football to have at least eight wins during his first four seasons.

The Air Force Falcons have went from a football team that was very streaky as far as making bowl games. Ever since Calhoun has come along, they make a bowl game every season and have been an extremely competitive team.

The recruiting classes haven't been that bad either as they already have 27 commits for the 2012 class. Some solid players are floating around in there like safety Jalen Boyd who had an offer to Illinois and turned them down.

Calhoun is a great offensive coach with a lot of experience. He is also a leader who could put this team on track as they head into their new home.

If he was able to turn around Air Force, Texas A&M should be no problem. Especially with all of the talent on this team.


Randy Chambers is a B/R Featured Columnist that covers College Football and the NFL. You can contact him @Randy_Chambers or Randy.Chambers7@yahoo.com