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Kevin Sumlin To Oregon Could Make A Lot Of Sense

A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies.

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The former SEC coach could be a candidate for the Ducks.

Oregon's football program has begun its search for a new head coach, with Willie Taggart leaving the Ducks after one year for Florida State.

Some names have begun to surface for the opening in Eugene.

One that could make a lot of sense is former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.

Both CBS and Sports Illustrated have mentioned him as a candidate.

From CBS:

Sumlin went 51-26 in six seasons at Texas A&M prior to his firing last month, making him one of the most successful coaches in program history. It wasn't good enough for the Aggies, but his wide-open offensive scheme is a perfect fit for the Ducks, and with his buyout money coming to him within 60 days, he might be attainable for a relatively cheap price tag.

Sumlin didn't quite work out at Texas A&M, but he's proven to be worthy of a Power 5 job and could be a nice fit with the Ducks.

Others seem to agree.

Sumlin's recruiting ties in the state of Texas could play very nicely at Oregon, which has to recruit nationally with not a ton of in-state talent.