Report: Kevin Sumlin declines NFL interview requests to stay at Texas A&M
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin agreed to a contract extension last month, but many continued to speculate about whether he would really stick around College Station. According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, he’s doing exactly that..
Sources told Mortensen that Sumlin has declined to interview with NFL teams and will honor the new six-year, $30 million contract the school announced on Nov. 30. Sumlin will finish his second season with the Aggies in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. He already spurned interest from USC before the Trojans’ ultimately hired Steve Sarkisian.
Sumlin’s name had been connected to several NFL openings after he led Texas A&M to an 11-2 record in 2012, the program’s debut season in the SEC. A July report even stated that he the Eagles had offered him a job prior to the franchise hiring Chip Kelly. ESPN’s report says Sumlin is staunchly committed to the Aggies.
An NFL source insists Sumlin is open to coaching a select professional team or two, but a source close to Sumlin said, “That’s 100 percent not true and it has no chance of happening. Zero.”
Sumlin is 19-6 in two seasons at Texas A&M. Prior to arriving in College Station, he led Houston to a school-record 12 wins and its highest finish in the BCS rankings in 2011.