Has Sherman found his OL coach?

Sources have told Aggie Websider that Mike Sherman may have found his offensive line coach, and the name may come as a surprise to you. Aggie Websider has all the details on the candidate.

Sources have told Aggie Websider that former Boston College offensive line coach Jim Turner may be named offensive line coach of the Aggies later this week.

Turner graduated from Boston College in 1988 after completing a stand out career as a fullback with the Eagles.

Turner was hired by Boston College last January, but resigned abruptly after unknown issues resulted in several resignations. Turner resigned before beginning his first season as offensive line coach at BC.

Before his brief stint at Boston College, Turner served two years in the same capacity for Division I-AA University of Delaware.

During his first season with the Blue Hens in 2005, he helped the Hens post a 6-5 record and rank third in the Atlantic 10 in rushing offense at 195.0 yards per game led by All-American running back Omar Cuff. Senior Brian Sims was a second team All-Atlantic 10 selection and keyed a unit that allowed just 13 sacks, the second lowest total in the league.

In 2006, led by consensus All-American senior tight end Ben Patrick, All-Atlantic 10 tackle Mike Byrne, and junior quarterback Joe Flacco, Delaware's offense flourished, ranking in the top five in the conference and among the NCAA I-AA leaders in passing offense (253.0/2nd in A10/9th in NCAA), total offense (356.6/5th/30th), and scoring offense (26.3/4th/30th).

Before coming to Delaware, Turner served on staffs at Northeastern, Louisiana Tech, Harvard, and Temple.

Turner began his coaching career at Braintree High School in 1988 and served as offensive coordinator for the Kent Rams in England in 1989.

Following his coaching/playing stint in England, he joined the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer and served from 1990 until 1994. While in the Marines, he served as a platoon commander, an operations officer, and executive officer and served in Europe, the Middle East, and in Japan.

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