Rogers: Behind the scenes of Texas hiring Schlossnagle, A&M hiring Earley


The craziest week in my 20 years covering college baseball culminated on Sunday when Texas A&M promoted assistant coach Michael Earley, 36, to head coach.

Earley’s hiring is fascinating for so many reasons. He has never been a head coach, but he’s a talented hitting coach who is confident in his ability to be a head coach. Early returns would suggest that his players feel the same way, as sources believe that every prominent portal player — Gavin Grahovac, Jace LaViolette, Hayden Schott and Caden Sorrell — is expected to return to the Aggies for the 2025 season. Another player,[…]