Clay Travis considers it possible that Kevin Sumlin returns as Texas A&M’s coach next season.
As part of his column for Outkick The Coverage, the analyst broke down Sumlin’s situation with the Aggies and revealed a surprising record that would bring the coach back to College Station next year.
Here’s part of Sumlin’s analysis:
I think if Sumlin gets to 8-4 you bring him back for another season. If he gets to 9-3 there’s no doubt he’s back for another year.
I know Aggie fans are frustrated, but what have you seen this year that makes you think the wheels are coming off? This is a young team and injuries have been significant. Yes, the loss to UCLA was brutal, but UCLA’s pretty good. Alabama is going to crush everyone this year — and who are you hiring to beat Nick Saban consistently anyway? — so just toss that game on the scrap heap.
That 8-4 record seems doable, if not a little stunning. Even 9-3 isn’t a far-fetched possibility. The Aggies earned a key victory against South Carolina on Saturday. Games against Alabama and Auburn seem out of reach. But no one else in the SEC West should scare Texas A&M. Florida is vulnerable as well.
Yes, the Aggies have looked rough so many times this fall. But they have won four consecutive games since that UCLA disaster to begin the season. If Texas A&M continues to scratch out victories, it’s possible to envision Sumlin returning as Texas A&M’s coach despite the heat associated with his name.
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