Texas A&M fired head coach Kevin Sumlin on Saturday following a loss at rival LSU, reports Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle.
Official: Texas A&M University Director of Athletics Scott Woodward has relieved Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin of all duties effective immediately. Assistant Coach Jeff Banks will serve as interim head coach.— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) November 26, 2017
Texas A&M announced they fired head coach Kevin Sumlin on Saturday following a loss at rival LSU.
Sumlin guided the Aggies to a 51-26 overall record and 25-23 mark in Southeastern Conference play since A&M’s inception in the league.
Sumlin is the second SEC West division coach to be fired in as many days. Arkansas fired Bret Bielema on Friday after its 48-45 home loss to Missouri.
Several names have come up as potential replacements for Sumlin, including Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, SMU’s Chad Morris and Texas-San Antonio’s Frank Wilson among others.
The Aggies had a quick rise under Sumlin, with redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel winning the Heisman Trophy and Sumlin taking A&M, in its first year in the SEC, to an 11-2 record. The 2012 season featured wins over two top-15 teams in No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and No. 11 Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.
A&M finished the regular-season with a 7-5 season and are bowl eligible. A bowl win will give the Aggies its fourth consecutive eight-win season. Sumlin guided the Aggies to a bowl in every season, and posted a 3-2 record in the postseason with wins in his first three seasons.