Skip to main content

Report: Texas A&M Planning To Fire Kevin Sumlin After LSU Game

An exterior view of Texas A&M's football stadium

COLLEGE STATION, TX - AUGUST 31: A general view of the stadium after the game between the Rice Owls and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on August 31, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Sumlin Era appears to be ending.

There's been speculation that Texas A&M will move on from Kevin Sumlin after this season. Sumlin's name has also been mentioned for the UCLA opening, with some people wondering if he'd leave A&M even if they didn't fire him.

Well, it appears like he won't have a choice.

Sumlin said earlier today he "expected" to be the head coach of the Aggies next year, but the Houston Chronicle's Brent Zwerneman is reporting A&M will fire Sumlin after this weekend's game against LSU, win or lose.

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.

[... ]

Sumlin has two years remaining on his contract that pays $5 million annually, and the two sides are expected to negotiate a buyout in the range of $10 million.

Sumlin is 51-25 in his five-plus seasons in College Station, but his win total fell from 11 in his first year in 2012 to nine in 2013 and eight each of the last three seasons. The Aggies are 7-4 heading into Saturday's game against LSU.

Multiple reports have indicated that the Aggies will make a run at Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Penn State's James Franklin's name was also linked to the position earlier this fall.