Posted December 12, 2013

Texas A&M announces details of coach Kevin Sumlin’s new contract

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin

Kevin Sumlin’s contract is $5 million per year for six years. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Texas A&M announced details of head coach Kevin Sumlin’s new six-year contract on Thursday.

Sumlin’s deal, which was previously announced in November, will pay the coach $5 million per year. Through the 2016 season, Sumlin would be required to pay the Aggies a $5 million buyout if he were to leave the university, but Texas A&M’s buyout clause extends through 2019.

Sumlin’s buyout obligation to the University extends through the 2016 season, including any post-season contests, requiring restitution in the amount of $5 million dollars to the University. Texas A&M’s buyout clause runs the length of the contract through December 31, 2019.

Sumlin is 19-6 as Texas A&M’s head coach, including an 11-win campaign in 2012, the program’s debut season in the SEC. Prior to arriving in College Station, Sumlin led Houston to a school-record 12 wins and its highest finish in the BCS rankings in ’11.

The Aggies face off against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31.

7 comments
Robert96
Robert96

I think A&M has a coach and a darn good one..........good for him and them.


MaryStricker
MaryStricker

8-4 and the coach gets a 6 year extension...8-4 in Austin and the coach is on the hot seat...


Funny how the Aggies try to insert themselves in the conversation of great teams based off of a single win against Alabama over a year ago...


Your last NC was 75 years ago...win something...then brag...otherwise you just look foolish.

Blinker
Blinker

5 Million a year.  Seems like quite a gamble to me.  a+m better hope it works out.  After Evans and manziel leave at the end of this season next year will be very telling.

jaunts
jaunts

@MaryStrickerThis doesn't have anything to do with UT.  It is a factual report based on contract negotiations.  You are reading too much into this article.  You are too emotional about it.  None of the comments you made were pertinent to the contents of the article itself.

LoveYouBlue
LoveYouBlue

@Blinker  totally agree - in a sport where a good quarterback has an exponential and systemic effect on your football team, sumlim is about to lose a once-in-a-generation player.  he also had a worse record this year than the previous year and played in an arguably weaker division. 

MaryStricker
MaryStricker

@jaunts @MaryStricker Thanks for the psycho-analysis...I guess and 8-4 team that spent all off-season talking about a national championship giving their coach a huge contract is not relevant...Aggies always try to claim boards or conversations as their own...lighten up buddy. Everything I said was factual as well. Got it? Good!