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Watch: Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward Says Kevin Sumlin "Knows He Has To Win This Year"

A closeup of Kevin Sumlin wearing a Texas A&M visor and sunglasses.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward isn't holding back when it comes to his football program.

Appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show today, Woodward discussed his disappointment with last season, when the Aggies started 6-0 before losing five of their last seven contests.

It was the third straight 8-5 season for Texas A&M under head coach Kevin Sumlin.

Woodward didn't hold back when talking about the program needing to be better.

"Last year was extremely disappointing. We were as highly-ranked as No. 4 and got up there and played very well. Hard, competitive games and fell off like we've been doing. We were very disappointed as a program, both coach and I. We want to make darn sure that we're going to get it right.

We've had a heck of a spring. Recruiting continues to go well. But Coach [Sumlin] knows that he has to win and he has to win this year and we've got to do better than we've done in the past."

Finebaum followed up by asking Woodward to clarify his comments. He said wins and losses won't be the only factor in evaluating Sumlin's performance and then added that he has all the confidence in Sumlin to get it done.

You can watch the whole video of Woodward's statements below:

Of course, this isn't an ultimatum for Sumlin, but it is a strong enough hint. An 8-5 record isn't going to cut it again.

Sumlin is 44-21 in his five years at A&M, including a 21-19 record in SEC play and a 3-2 mark in bowls.