Texas A&M Aggies reach College World Series after beating Louisville, ‘don’t want to slow down’

The first team in this year’s College World Series is set, as Texas A&M continued its hot run down the stretch this season by completing a sweep of Louisville at the College Station Super Regional Saturday. A&M, the No. 5 overall seed in the tournament, looks like a dangerous team under first-year Aggies head coach Jim Schlossnagle and owned the SEC’s top offense during the regular season.

“Just an awesome day for Texas A&M,” Schossnagle said. “I want to congratulate Louisville on a great year. What an awesome team. In my opinion, every team that has made made it to this point is an Omaha club. It’s just a matter of whether the ball bounces the right way or the other. Just so excited for our players. To be where we were three or four months ago to sitting here getting ready to hop on a plane and go to Omaha, I’m super proud of them.

“Everything I could have ever thought of, dreamed of, when making the move — look, again, it’s very public how much I love TCU, but this was an awesome life change for me both personally and professionally. I can’t thank our players enough for making the baseball side of things come true. We’re not finished. Now we gotta get some rest and get ready to go play some more baseball.”

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After the clinching win over Louisville, Schlossnagle spoke with reporters about the feeling of reaching Omaha, the program’s rapid turnaround and more. Below is a transcript of his comments, lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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