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Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday that defensive coordinator Mark Synder has been fired after the Aggies went 7-5 this season. Per ESPN:
This season, the Aggies rank 103rd nationally in yards allowed per game (449) and 111th in rushing defense (223.5 yards allowed per game). They yielded a season-high 384 rushing yards to LSU on Thursday.
"Mark is an outstanding coach and an even better person, but he understands the production needed to be better on the defensive side of the football," Sumlin said in a statement. "We wish he and his family all of the best moving forward."
Snyder's contract, which paid him an annual salary of $700,000, was scheduled to run through March 31, 2016. He joined Texas A&M's staff prior to the 2012 season, when Sumlin was hired.
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