December 29, 1992 |
R.C. Slocum, Texas A&M's football coach, stood huddled against the chill of a late December morning at a Dallas high school stadium. He was watching his team practice and stating his university's case. "I had a deal a couple of weeks ago--a young man I was recruiting," he said. "It was our official contact date, which means you can see a kid at his school, his home, wherever you want. "Well, I went to his home. That night, there was a banquet. We were both going to be there.
December 10, 2011 |
Texas A&M hired Houston's Kevin Sumlin as its football coach Saturday. Aggies Athletic Director Bill Byrne said he thinks Sumlin "is the right person to lead our football program into the Southeastern Conference. " Speculation intensified that Sumlin would move about 100 miles northwest to College Station when Texas A&M fired Mike Sherman after he went 25-25 in four seasons. Sumlin was an assistant coach at Texas A&M under R.C. Slocum in 2001-02. The Aggies (6-6)
January 3, 1998
Looks like R.C. Slocum was right, after all. He lost another Cotton Bowl and it was all Bob Toledo's fault. CHRISTOPHER BATES Los Angeles
August 13, 1992 |
Texas running back Butch Hadnot, who is fighting for his academic eligibility, has been suspended from the team indefinitely by Longhorn Coach John Mackovic for seeking a transfer to rival Texas A&M. Aggie Coach R.C. Slocum has said that Hadnot, the 1990 Southwest Conference newcomer of the year, met with him to discuss switching schools. Slocum then reported the meeting to UT officials.
August 22, 2000 |
Oregon starting right tackle Al Cotton, who missed four games last season because of head injuries, has quit football after suffering a mild concussion in practice last week. . . . Former Arkansas quarterback Gary Brashears transferred to Tulsa and will sit out a year before he is eligible to play. . . . Coach R.C. Slocum named Mark Farris, a 25-year-old former minor league baseball player, as Texas A&M's starting quarterback against Notre Dame on Sept. 2.
January 3, 1997
Sugar Bowl victory was latest milestone for Florida Coach Steve Spurrier. Some other career highlights: * Florida has been ranked in the AP poll in 114 of his 115 weeks as coach. * One of only two schools to finish in the top 10 from 1991-1996 (Florida State is the other). * Best winning percentage in league games in Southeastern Conference history (53-6, .898). * Fifth-winningest active Division I-A coach (93-28-2, .764), behind Tom Osborne, R.C. Slocum, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden.