Photos: LSU takes on Texas A&M _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Texas A&M cadets cheer for the Aggies during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder was fired Friday, a day after the Aggies allowed 491 yards in Thursday’s regular-season ending loss to LSU.

Texas A&M gave up 384 rushing yards in Thursday’s 23-17 loss at Kyle Field. Snyder has been at Texas A&M since head coach Kevin Sumlin was hired in 2012.

Sumlin said in a statement that Snyder “understands the production needed to be better on the defensive side of the football.”

The Aggies rank 103rd in total defense by allowing 449 yards per game. They allowed 223.5 yards rushing per game, which ranks 111th in the nation.

Linebackers coach Mark Hagan will be A&M’s interim defensive coordinator for the team’s bowl game.