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.