Sumlin fired at Texas A&M

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies walks on the field prior to a game against the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

COLLEGE STATION (KXAN) — Texas A&M has fired head football coach Kevin Sumlin after six seasons. Special teams coach Jeff Banks will be the interim coach for Texas A&M’s bowl game. The Aggies finished the 2017 season with a 7-5 record after Saturday’s loss to LSU.

Sumlin ends his Aggie tenure 51-26. His best season was 2012, when A&M finished 11-2 ending in a Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma behind quarterback Johnny Manziel.

A&M owes Sumlin a $10.4 million dollar buyout in the next 60 days.

Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward released a statement on Sumlin’s firing: “Our expectations at A&M are very high. We believe that we should compete for SEC championships on an annual basis and, at times, national championships. I believe that we need a new coach to take us there. On behalf of Aggies everywhere, my thanks to Kevin and his family for his service to Texas A&M.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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