According to a report from Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, Kevin Sumlin’s six year run leading the Texas A&M program will come to an end shortly after playing LSU this weekend.
The report states that Sumlin “is expected to be dismissed in the day or days following” the game and notes that a victory Saturday to improve to 8-4 on the year will not be enough to save his job.
Asked earlier today at his weekly press conference if he expected to return to lead the program next season, Sumlin responded “Why wouldn’t I?” He added that he hadn’t been told otherwise.
Sumlin led the Aggies to an 11-2 finish in his first year in College Station, which also marked their first year in the SEC. That run was followed by a year at 9-4 and then three straight years stuck at 8-5 before going 7-4 heading into the final weekend of this year’s regular season.
Overall, Sumlin is 51-25 with the Aggies, including a 25-22 mark in SEC play and a 3-2 mark in Bowl games. Under Sumlin, the Aggies were never able to finish higher than second in the SEC West, which they did in that 11-2 season in year one. After that season, their highest finish in the league was fourth (2013 and 2016).
Prior to leading the Aggies, Sumlin had a successful four-year run at Houston, where he went 35-17, including a 12-1 and top 15 finish in 2011.
The report goes on to list Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher as the top target to replace Sumlin.
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