While the watch is on in Austin, nerves may be calmed in College Station, Texas. The contract extension Kevin Sumlin agreed to with Texas A&M within the last few weeks has finally been unanimously approved. As previously reported, the contract is for six years and should provide a nice raise.
The Texas A&M regents have unanimously approved a new contract for head coach Kevin Sumlin. Spokesman says it should be signed today. #tamu
— Allen (@Allen_Reed) December 12, 2013
Sumlin had been mentioned among multiple rumors tied to the NFL’s Houston Texans and the USC Trojans. Some even discussed the idea of Sumlin to Texas to replace Mack Brown as a potential back-up plan to missing out on Alabama head coach Nick Saban. The timing of everything seemed to make some sense when you put the pieces together, at least as far as the Houston Texans were concerned. Sumlin is respected as a guy who could coach at the NFL level and his former quarterback with the Houston Cougars, Case Keenum, has been getting playing time for the struggling NFL franchise.
But Sumlin’s locked in at Texas A&M as the program continues to thrive after moving in to the sEC. The future looks bold for the Aggies even though they took a step back after a rousing SEC debut.