Long considered the front-runner for the Texas A&M opening — provided Mark Richt doesn’t take it, of course — Kevin Sumlin remains Houston’s head coach nearly a week after their unbeaten season was ruined and BcS bowl berth scuttled in a Conference USA title game loss.
Sumlin has said next to nothing since the loss last Saturday, and, while he spoke around the speculation Friday, he didn’t directly address the rumors connecting him to the Aggies’ job.
“Based on everything that’s been reported over the last week, I have been pretty consistent in what I’ve said,” Sumlin said according to the Houston Chronicle. “People have reported things that we all know now that are not true, so I’m not talking about it anymore.
“It doesn’t really matter what I say because I walk off the field and there’s one report, there’s another report, there’s been three or four different reports in the last week, so it doesn’t really matter what my response is, because people are going to write what they’re going to write, so I’m not going to talk about it.”
Sumlin added that his “communication with (athletic director) Mack (Rhoades) and Dr. Khator, with our team, has been consistent” since the rumors surrounding his future began surfacing.
A&M should see a resolution to their search for a new coach at some point next week, if not this weekend, so one way or the other the speculation should end for Sumlin and the Cougars. Then again, the thought was the Aggies’ process could be wrapped up this past week, so who knows at this point in time.