Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will be fired following the Aggies' regular-season finale at LSU on Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said. Sumlin is expected to be dismissed in the day or days following the A&M game against the Tigers. The Aggies are a double-digit underdog to the Tigers, and an A&M victory wouldn't save his job at this point, the sources said. At his weekly news conference on Tuesday, a resolute Sumlin said he expects to be A&M's coach next season. "Why wouldn't I?" he said in response to a question from the Chronicle about his future. Told that the Chronicle had learned he wouldn't be back next season, Sumlin responded, "I haven't heard that." The Aggies have been good but not great under the sixth-year coach, failing to reach double-digit victories in the last five seasons after finishing 11-2 in Sumlin's first season and A&M's first year in the Southeastern Conference in 2012. Even that season, A&M finished third in the SEC West behind Alabama and LSU, and the Aggies haven't come close to competing for a division title since. Sumlin has two years left on a contract that pays $5 million annually, and the two sides are expected to negotiate a buyout in the range of $10 million.
Texas A&M plans to fire Kevin Sumlin after LSU game
Houston Chronicle | Nov 22