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"CBSSports has learned that the 48-year-old Sumlin was pursued by three NFL teams as well as one major university this past month."
Doesn't really give details but I'm glad we stepped up and hopefully this means coach wants to stay here for awhile.
After leading Texas A&M to a an 11-2 season in its debut year in the SEC, head coach Kevin Sumlin is getting a sweeter deal from the Aggies. The new five-year deal, which Sumlin has agreed in principle to that includes a salary increase pending a Board of Regents meeting, follows the coach becoming a very hot commodity, according to a source.
Wonder what school? Too early for USC to start looking? Auburn?
Seams like he'd be the dream hire to replace Chip Kelly. Surprised we haven't heard anything from that direction.
Interesting. Wish we knew who it was
think it is intriguing that NFL teams were interested in him. Not sure what that means re NFL and the future. seems teams are willing to move on head coaches that coach the spread now. maybe NFL is headed full bore into the passing future. will make QBs even more important as they are going to have to be able to escape the pocket to keep from getting thumped regularly.
College not hard to see. he had a remarkable year last year and really seems to have a handle on the asst coach thing, always important for a head coach to attract great assts. RC did great till he could no longer do that any more due to decreasing wins, inability/unwillingness to pay top assts and losing the arms race in facilities. important to use these SEC resources to never be in that place again. we should be able to be upscale in everything to do with the program as a SEC member.
I'm not worried about the NFL. I think Sumlin is too attached to the college game to make the jump. Some coaches are made for the NFL, some are made for college.
It was Auburn, but USC wants him bad he's their #1 target.. Be prepared to see Sumlin get offered in the 5-6 million dollar range this December.
If A&M has any hope of keeping him, they really should reconsider the crappy raise they just gave him. 3 million is chump change compared to what he's going to get coaching somewhere else.
The Alumni will be foaming at the mouth if Sumlin has anything close to a good season (like this) next year. They won't allow Hyman to let him go.
“Honestly [tu's offer] doesn’t really matter though because I won’t go there. I won’t even visit." “I want to play big time ball in the SEC"
A&M can keep him, but we can't over react now. It's one good season. Do it again and keep recruiting at a high level and then pay the man.
I'd say that's a good line of thinking.
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Chip Kelly was highest paid Pac12 coach at $3.5M. Not sure why Sumlin would be interested in leaving A&M for Oregon unless the money was ridiculously higher which isn't the case. Pac12 vs. SEC, Heisman winner, new facilities on the way, rabid fan base, university support, Texas hotbed of recruiting talent, rockstar status in CS, fantastic recruiting class coming in, etc., etc. I definitely see why KS would be perfect for Oregon, just not the other way around. No clue which schools KS would consider destination jobs ahead of A&M but I don't see Oregon being one of them. My thoughts, anyway.
This post was edited by Aggie1988 18 months ago
Chip made $3.5M. Kiffin makes $3M.
My mistake. I was looking at his contract before it was renogiated. With bonuses, he could have reached $4.4M.
I'm sure its a fair deal. If we win the MNC next season, or play comparably to how we played this season, he'll get another good bump.
I don't think Sumlin would be interested at all, but I think Oregon would try their damnedest to get him interested.
Kevin Sumlin is arguably the best coach in America. He deserves to be paid like Saban and Stoops.
I disagree that he should be paid like Saban. Win multiple MNCs and then pay him that much.
A national championship and he'll get Into their pay grade. Realistically it's been one marvelous year, but still one year. And I'm sure he knows this and understands it more than all of us.
IMO, the spread is now like the west coast was years ago. It has been accepted by the big boys. Expect a lot of NFL demand for those who are good at it.
Sumlin isn't a one year wonder. He is good at evaluating talent and his players want to play and win for him. As we have seen in the past, a good X and O person doesn't always have the ability to relate to the players at their level.Sumlin does, and he knows how to hire coaches that do as well. That is also worth a lot in monetary terms.
Pay him as much as he needs, it will be a small investment vs the risk of losing him. Time is money. When you consider how many millions we have blown in paying sucky coaches (still are) over the years, plus the lack of publicity in news and TV, Sulin would still be a bargain at 4-5 million. If he leaves, how many more years would it take to find another to replace him? He's the best and most innovative at A&M since Jackie.
This post was edited by upnorth2 18 months ago
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