The SEC coaching carousel is spinning faster than it ever has before, and another big-time opening has now become available in College Station, Texas.
Texas A&M fired coach Kevin Sumlin on Sunday, one day after completing a 7-5 regular season concluded with an embarrassing 45-21 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday night.
"Kevin's tenure included some remarkable achievements and he leaves our program as one of the winningest football coaches in our storied history," said athletic director Scott Woodward in a statement. "Kevin made us a better all-around football program and led our program with dignity and character. He's a first-class person."
"Our expectations at A&M are very high. We believe that we should compete for SEC championships on an annual basis and, at times, national championships. I believe that we need a new coach to take us there. On behalf of Aggies everywhere, my thanks to Kevin and his family for his service to Texas A&M. I wish him the very best."
Sumlin went 51-26 in his six seasons in College Station, but his 25-23 conference record couldn't cut it after the school invested heavily in both Sumlin and the program following its move to the SEC. He is the first Texas A&M coach to be fired without finishing .500 or worse in a single season since 1929.
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