Texas A&M fires offensive line coach B.J. Anderson

After a disappointing season, Texas A&M continues to make changes to its coaching staff, and this afternoon the school announced that offensive line coach B.J. Anderson would not be retained. Anderson will also not coach the team in the Liberty Bowl.

Anderson came to the Aggies with Kevin Sumlin from Houston in 2012. In his time, the Aggies produced back-to-back Top 10 draft picks at offensive tackle, but this season was a disappointment along the offensive line. Texas A&M rushed for just 143 yards per game this season, after averaging 185 yards per game last season and 242 in 2012 — obviously aided by Johnny Manziel at quarterback. The offensive line got banged up over the course of the year, but even early on they never seemed to live up to the lofty expectations.

Bruce Feldman reports that graduate assistant Chris Smith will coach the offensive line in the bowl game.