Texas A&M suffered a rough loss this evening, with No. 8 Auburn winning in Kyle Field 28-20, despite being outgained 391-299 yards. It appears that one prominent former Aggie might have especially enjoyed that result: former A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Sumlin’s Arizona Wildcats are off this weekend, so there’s a decent chance the coach is catching some of this weekend’s biggest games. The ranked game between A&M and Auburn certainly fit the bill.
Shortly after the game went final, Sumlin sent a very basic, but telling tweet. It only featured one set of eyes emoji.
Pretty much everyone is taking that to be about his former program.
WOAH, Kevin Sumlin coming in hot! I'm sure this has nothing to do with Auburn's dominant win over Texas A&M today. Nope, not at all. https://t.co/qCVp14t57r
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) September 21, 2019
Without Sumlin confirming, we’ll never know for sure. There’s a chance Arizona got some good recruiting news, though we’ll likely know pretty quickly if that’s the case. The good folks at Rivals and 247 are usually quick on confirming commitments.
Or maybe Sumlin just saw some goats and sheep roaming the area by his office? Arizona just had one of the great athletic department tweets you’ll ever see, completely unrelated to Sumlin’s alleged pettiness.
This is a weird tweet to type but the Petting Zoo scheduled for @ArizonaSoccer tonight just called.The goats & sheep escaped at a previous event and are currently being chased through the streets of Tucson.
The zoo is still happening?May be postponed a bit..?This is all we know.
— Arizona Athletics (@AZATHLETICS) September 21, 2019
In all likelihood, though, this is some shade coming from Tucson.
During his time in College Station, Kevin Sumlin was 3-3 against Auburn. His replacement, Jimbo Fisher, is now 0-2. Still, he’s not exactly lighting it up at Arizona, his landing spot after being fired by Texas A&M, going 5-7 in his first season with the Wildcats last fall, and opening this year with a loss at Hawaii.