Kevin Sumlin’s future has been a hot topic for the great majority of the 2017 college football season. At one point, it appeared as if Sumlin was as good as gone but, after four consecutive wins following the opener, Sumlin appeared to be at least somewhat in the “safe” category when it came to his job status.
From there, though, the Texas A&M Aggies began to struggle again and, on Tuesday, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle reported that the powers that be in College Station have come to a decision. In short, Sumlin will be on his way out, regardless of what takes place in his team’s season finale against LSU on Thanksgiving weekend.
The same report indicates that Jimbo Fisher is “the Aggies’ top target” at this juncture but Florida State’s head coach would be leaving a very high-profile job and that is far from a foregone conclusion. Still, the headliner at this point is that Sumlin would be out in College Station after seemingly living on the “hot seat” for quite some time and he might even be an intriguing candidate for other open positions.
The Aggies are certainly taking a risk in parting with a known commodity but, in the end, it seems as if Texas A&M wants to aim high and Sumlin wasn’t the guy moving forward.