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A&M names Cromwell coordinator

Former Kansas quarterback to coach Aggies’ offense

January 6, 2008

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Former Kansas University quarterback Nolan Cromwell salutes the crowd at Memorial Stadium after being inducted into the KU Ring of Honor. Cromwell, receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks, was named offensive coordinator at Texas A&M on Saturday.

Former Kansas University quarterback Nolan Cromwell salutes the crowd at Memorial Stadium after being inducted into the KU Ring of Honor. Cromwell, receivers coach for the Seattle Seahawks, was named offensive coordinator at Texas A&M on Saturday.

— Seattle Seahawks receivers coach Nolan Cromwell was named Texas A&M's offensive coordinator Saturday.

Cromwell, who played quarterback at Kansas University in the 1970s, will join the Aggies and new coach Mike Sherman after the Seahawks' season ends. Seattle beat Washington, 35-14, in an NFC wild-card game Saturday and will play at Green Bay next weekend.

"I have known Nolan Cromwell since I first went to Green Bay," said Sherman, former head coach of the Packers. "He has always impressed me as a great teacher and passionate coach."

Cromwell made the Pro Bowl four times in 11 seasons as a defensive back with the Los Angeles Rams. He has been to the Super Bowl once as a player and three times as a coach - with Green Bay in 1996 and '97 and Seattle in 2005.

After six seasons as special teams coach in Green Bay, he became the Packers' receivers coach in 1998. He has been Mike Holmgren's receivers coach in Seattle since 1999, and he served with Sherman under Holmgren in Green Bay.

"I've learned a lot from Mike (Sherman) over the years, and I have found him to be a tremendous problem-solver," Cromwell said. "He is a high-energy guy, and I look forward to working with him."

Cromwell started his coaching career as an assistant with the Rams in 1991.

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