When Texas A&M takes the field this season, the Aggies' defense will be led by first-year defensive coordinator John Chavis. Chavis has two decades of experience as an SEC defensive coordinator at Tennessee and LSU.
Chavis stewarded the LSU defense from 2009-14, and the Tigers defeated A&M each of the last three season with Sumlin as head coach. When asked if he hired Chavis because he seemed to have his team's number, Sumlin was honest.
If you can't beat them, hire them to join you, we guess.