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Sumlin fills final A&M coaching hole

Kevin Sumlin

Exactly two months to the day Texas A&M confirmed his hiring as head coach, Kevin Sumlin has officially completed his first Aggies coaching staff.

Following up on reports that had surfaced earlier this month, the Aggies confirmed Friday that Matt Wallerstedt has been hired as linebackers coach.

“Matt has done a great job at the Air Force Academy and he will be a great addition to our staff,” Sumlin said. “He is another coach on our staff with coordinator experience as well as experience serving as a recruiting coordinator.”

Wallerstedt spent the past two seasons as Air Force’s defensive coordinator after replacing Tim DeRuyter, who left the Falcons to take the same job with the Aggies in 2010.  DeRuyter is now the head coach at Fresno State.

Among his coaching stops was a two-year stint at Kansas State in the middle of last decade.

(Photo credit: Texas A&M athletics)

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4 Responses to “Sumlin fills final A&M coaching hole”
  1. mrslay1 says: Feb 11, 2012 1:21 PM

    Good luck to Sumlin…He’s going to need it. The best they can hope for next year is 1-5 in the SEC west or maybe 2-4 if they can beat Auburn which I highly doubt. Of coarse they get to play Mizziry which should be a toss up.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Feb 11, 2012 1:51 PM

    He has a chance to win a couple of SEC-West games with possible wins against Ole Miss and either Miss State or Missouri. It’s going to be a few years for them and Sumlin won’t survive 4-5 years losing.

  3. mrslay1 says: Feb 11, 2012 2:03 PM

    a&m has not much of a chance of beating Miss state next year but maybe Auburn as they will be more equality matched. Though they will play mizziry, they are in the eastern division.

  4. rbrown2222 says: Feb 11, 2012 11:36 PM

    The aggies have offensive talent returning. Great O line and RB’s. Under Sumlin they will score. D is a ?

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