University of Houston coach Kevin Sumlin will be announced as the next head coach at Texas A&M University on Saturday, sources close to the situation said.
Sumlin,47, is no stranger to the A&M program, having served as an assistant coach under RC Slocum, and has been around other big programs before. He served on Bob Stoops’ staff at Oklahoma for five seasons before taking over the reins in Houston.
On the offensive side of the ball, there’s no way to deny the success Sumlins Cougars have had. This season Houston is averaging over 8 yards per play, over 613 yards per game, and over 50 points per game, all nation-leading statistics.
Houston also runs the ball more than people give them credit for. The Cougars have over 1800 yards rushing on the season, lead by sophomore tailback Charles Sims who has 750 yards rushing on the year at over 8 yards per carry. Senior backMichael Hayes also has over 650 yards on the season and is averaging over 5 yards per attempt.
However, it’s not Sumlin’s offense that people are worried about, it’s his defense. The assembly of Sumlin’s staff is going to be a major factor to his early success at A&M and in the SEC.
GigEm247 will have more on Sumlin’s staff members as things develop.
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