Report: Texas A&M preparing to move on from Kevin Sumlin
Texas A&M is preparing to move on from Kevin Sumlin as their head football coach, according to a report.
The Read Optional’s Trey Wallace says Sumlin is not expected to be back as the Aggies’ football coach in 2018. He says the communications department has been asked to begin working on strategies for communicating the coach’s exit after the season. They say A&M would likely have an interim coach for their bowl game.
Football Scoop also reported Sunday that change is coming to Texas A&M, but they did not specify the nature of the change.
Sumlin has been on the hot seat in College Station for around two seasons. Since going 11-2 in his first season as head coach, the year Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy, Sumlin has not met A&M’s high expectations. He went 9-4 with Manziel in the ensuing season, then went 8-5 three straight seasons. This year A&M is 5-4 after a 42-27 loss to Auburn. Depending on a bowl game, this could be shaping up for yet another 8-5 season for Sumlin. The administration expects more after investing so many resources in new facilities and Sumlin’s salary.
Sumlin had to know he was in trouble after a regent called him out following the loss to UCLA in the opener. Sumlin has a buyout of over $10 million.