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.
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.
Am I the only one that thinks that Kevin Sumlin would work at Oregon? I mean, Johnny Football almost went there.
— Carron J. Phillips (@carronJphillips) December 5, 2017
Would imagine that Kevin Sumlin will do anything that he can for that Oregon job.
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) December 5, 2017
Need Sumlin to get the Oregon job quickly.
— Corey Dowlar (@cdowlar) December 5, 2017
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.