Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin's job security might be equal.
Dan Wolken of USA TODAY is reporting that industry sources tell him that Texas coach Charlie Strong and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin have "roughly equal" chances of returning in 2017.
Both coaches' odds of not getting fired after the season might be a little better than 50-50, Wolken says.
From his report:
Whether those odds are 50-50 or slightly higher for both coaches, there’s no doubt the script has flipped over the last few weeks as discontent has grown in College Station and the administration at Texas has talked itself into rooting for Strong to close with wins against Kansas and TCU.
To be clear, no outcome is written in stone for either Texas or Texas A&M. But the belief of those dialed into both situations, as told to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the topic, is that there are significant stakes for both programs in the final two games.
Texas has games against Kansas and TCU remaining. Texas A&M has games against UTSA and LSU.