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Report: Kevin Sumlin staying at Texas A&M through at least 2015

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One of the notable potential candidates to eventually make the leap from the collegiate coaching ranks to the NFL is staying put for now.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday that Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is “committed” to stay at the school at least through 2015, when the school completes a major renovation of its home football stadium, Kyle Field.

According to Mortensen, the 49-year-old Sumlin will not interview for any NFL jobs this offseason and has turned down some requests from NFL clubs. Moreover, Mortensen quoted a source “close” to the Texas A&M coach who said that there was “no chance” Sumlin would make an exception for a plum NFL position.

Texas A&M is 19-6 in Sumlin’s two-season tenure at the school. The Aggies play Duke Tuesday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, and there’s no shortage of speculation that the game will be quarterback Johnny Manziel’s last as a collegiate player before he declares for the NFL draft.

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13 Responses to “Report: Kevin Sumlin staying at Texas A&M through at least 2015”
  1. tvjules says: Dec 31, 2013 3:13 PM

    Maybe he’s waiting for the Cowboys job.

  2. dinofrank60 says: Dec 31, 2013 3:15 PM

    He wants to see which team Manziel goes to, so he could stay clear of that team when he goes to the NFL.

  3. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 3:24 PM

    With the current openings, there are no plum openings, lol. Even if you add the Titans, it’s still a bad list of employers hiring.

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Dec 31, 2013 3:47 PM

    lions gig aint bad. Good talent, just need to a good kick in the rear

  5. thirdistheworrd says: Dec 31, 2013 3:48 PM

    Bummer. There is no HC-seeking team in the league who wouldn’t kill for Sumlin. Heck, there a lot teams that would fire their HC just to get Sumlin.

  6. dg0122 says: Dec 31, 2013 4:24 PM

    Sumlin has a bunch of people snowed…he won (relative term) at UH with Briles’s talent then bailed when Keenum was done. He lost twice as many games this year with aTm’s “best team evar” as he did the season before (with Sherm’s players) with an easier schedule, and is going to lose a ton of talent going into next year. And managed to already squeeze more cash out of aTm.

  7. daltongang1 says: Dec 31, 2013 4:33 PM

    Translation- I’m looking forward to the Cleveland job when it becomes vacant again in 2015!

  8. jersey73 says: Dec 31, 2013 4:35 PM

    Surprised he wouldn’t be interested in the Houston Texans.

  9. kd75 says: Dec 31, 2013 4:35 PM

    He must have a STUD QB in the pipeline to follow Manziel for him to take this stance.

    Plus a few left tackles.

    Otherwise you strike when the iron is hot.

  10. baltimorons says: Dec 31, 2013 4:46 PM

    No matter how much he looks like Mike Tomlin…he’s not. Teams trying to find that next great coach should keep looking.

  11. realfootballfan says: Dec 31, 2013 5:14 PM

    Yea, when I think of good jobs, the Ford family as owners come to mind along with Daniel Snyder. Also, working for Rick Spielman or Rick Smith picking my players sounds like a dream. Do I even need to mention the triangle of death in Cleveland? Face it, he’s got a better job than any of those situations right now with pretty good job security.

    Also, trying to attribute his success to Mike Sherman is a joke. The Dolphins didn’t make it to the playoffs this year mainly because of Mike Sherman’s horrible offense in too many key games. Texas A&M was a dormant program since the Slocum days before he showed up in College Station and now are back on the national scene.

  12. jerrahsucks says: Dec 31, 2013 6:00 PM

    I would love to see the day when Jerrah hires a black head coach, and gives him control like JJ had………Oh wait, I was dreaming.

  13. azjam says: Dec 31, 2013 9:30 PM

    Over-rated coach that inherited an excellent team built by Mike Sherman at A&M. Team has gone down hill this year and will do worse next year without Manzeil & other players going pro.

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