Texas A&M’s Jim Schlossnagle wants a national title ASAP

Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork remembers Jim Schlossnagle expressing the ideal factors at his initial Faculty Station information meeting a yr ago this thirty day period. More importantly to the Aggies’ baseball fortunes, Bjork remembers Schlossnagle undertaking the right issues at the exact time.

“Coach walked into the batting facility the initially time, and matters were being kind of disorganized. Extension cords have been hanging down it was just sort of a mess,” Bjork remembered. “And he said, ‘This will be fixed by tomorrow.’ The up coming day he had a visible chart hung up in the batting cages explaining how to put items away.

“It stated, ‘This is where the ball (buckets) go, this is where by the extension cords go, this is how you place the nets up,’ and so forth. That was the subsequent day. He has a significant attention to depth.”

At that exact time, and whilst the Aggies celebrated hiring absent TCU’s celebrated mentor, Schlossnagle was clammily reflecting on his to start with shift in approximately two many years, replacing Rob Childress at A&M. The Maryland indigenous won huge in Fort Well worth — unprecedentedly massive at a plan that was not accustomed to baseball achievements and at a university that treated Schlossnagle, 51, like purple royalty.

“At this stage very last year, I was in the Texas A&M resort and meeting heart waking up continuously at 3:30 in the early morning in a entire system sweat,” stated Schlossnagle, whose very first A&M workforce is making ready for the seventh University Entire world Series in plan background. “Because I had just remaining a spot that was so at ease for (A&M). I hadn’t hired a staff members still and didn’t know the players.