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Raise, extension coming for A&M’s Kevin Sumlin

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Win 11 games in your first season and coach a Heisman Trophy winner? Yeah, that’ll result in some more cash for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin.

The university announced on Saturday that Sumlin will receive an extension and raise pending approval from the board of regents’ meeting on Feb. 1. Additionally, raises appear to be coming for Sumlin’s assistants.

The exact terms of the agreement aren’t known, but Sumlin currently makes $2 million.

As we say in the business, “pay the man.” Sumlin felt like the right hire for the Aggies to begin with, but I’m not sure too many people outside of College Station thought A&M would have the season they did in Year 1 under Sumlin. His case for coach of the year was as good as anybody’s this year.

A&M also currently has the No. 8 recruiting class in the country according to Rivals.com with signing day just a couple of weeks away. If 2012 was any indication, A&M is going to be a real player in the SEC West for as long as Sumlin is there. I can’t imagine Sumlin would leave for another job in the college ranks, but the NFL? It’s a possibility.

But Sumlin’s expected raise and extension is well-earned no matter how you look at it.

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6 Responses to “Raise, extension coming for A&M’s Kevin Sumlin”
  1. be4bama says: Jan 20, 2013 7:50 PM

    Texas A&M now owns the state of Texas (recruiting).
    Well deserved raise.

  2. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 20, 2013 8:29 PM

    Everyone in section 143 at Kyle Field endorses this message.

  3. lakerslegacy2432 says: Jan 20, 2013 10:03 PM

    glad A&M is gonna be getting the best recruits in TX, i hate the ONGHORNS!!!!!

  4. rawgator06 says: Jan 21, 2013 12:59 AM

    Sumlin deserves every penny of the raise. As a Gator fan, I was initially skeptical about TAMU going to the SEC and thought that Mizzou had a bit more consistency.
    Now, it looks like the Aggies traditions fit right in with the SEC and there fanbase is dedicated and perfect for the SEC. Also, there football team looks like its going to be elite for quite a while and even there basketball team beat Kentucky!
    Looks like the SEC has another elite program and an elite coach to go with it

  5. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 21, 2013 9:37 AM

    I cannot wait for the Alabama/A&M game this fall at Kyle Field.(Already have great tickets on the west side.) When I visited last fall for the A&M/LSU game. A&M fans were very gracious and quite knowledgeable about SEC football and college football in general.

    Even though I wore an Alabama polo, I was warmed by the special affection
    A&M had for Bear and the storied history that both schools have together.
    That was accented when Johnny @#$!& Football came to Tuscaloosa and helped engineer an upset of the Tide. A&M deserved the win. The winner of that game is in the driver seat for the SEC West.

    Roll Tide!

  6. kdbroom says: Jan 21, 2013 11:57 AM

    “Texas A&M now owns the state of Texas (recruiting).”

    Huh? Texas has half of the Top 10 players from Texas, including the best player in the state. A&M has 3 of the Top 10. While UT isn’t kicking A&M’s butt, I wouldn’t consider that “A&M owning the state”.

    Don’t let the facts confuse your excitement for your team.

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