Sumlin, who has been the head coach of the Aggies since 2012, is being let go from his post according to the Houston Chronicle. Brent Zwerneman is the author of the report, and his report is corroborated by “multiple people with knowledge of the situation.”
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will be fired following the Aggies' regular-season finale at LSU on Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said.
Sumlin is expected to be dismissed in the day or days following the A&M game against the Tigers. The Aggies are a double-digit underdog to the Tigers, and an A&M victory wouldn't save his job at this point, the sources said.
With Sumlin as head coach, the Aggies have gone 51-25 and 25-22 against SEC opponents. They arguably peaked in his first year, when Johnny Manziel took the conference, and the nation, by storm as they went 11-2 and 6-2, with a Cotton Bowl win tossed in there.
From there, however, it was more or less the same story. The Aggies would start off hot, and then dissipate as the season wore on. They have gone 9-4, 8-5, 8-5 and 8-5 in the last four years. They are currently 7-4 and 4-3 in conference play, and would be on pace to go 8-5 again if they lost vs. LSU and won their bowl game.
Sumlin never really had a problem landing talented recruits. They were ranked 8th, 6th, 12th, 17th and 12th in the last five seasons per 247Sports Composite. They’ve sent a hoard of talent to the NFL, including Manziel, Myles Garrett, Cedric Ogbuehi, Brandon Williams and Daeshon Hall, among others. The results, however, speak for themselves in a way. We’ve seen quite a few coaches this year get let go despite recruiting very well (Butch Jones and Jim Mora, to name a few) and it looks like Sumlin will be the next.
For what it’s worth, according to the report from the Houston Chronicle, the Aggies will be pursuing Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher the hardest.