Multiple sources are now reporting that Texas A&M and Kevin Sumlin are going to part ways after the 2017 season concludes. Apparently, the feeling is pretty much mutual, but sources report that the University is preparing to let Sumlin go and move in another direction. No one has any idea what that direction might be, but we can assume Aggie fans will clamor for John Gruden or Chip Kelly. Neither will take the job, but you can dream.
Sumlin's issue isn't winning; it's not winning at the right time and perhaps, not winning at home. The Aggies fashion Kyle Field a fortress but opponents have pillaged the stadium for the past few years. Sumlin's record from August to October is 35-13. In November and beyond it's 14-12. The Aggies haven't beaten an SEC Western opponent at home since Johnny Manziel was running the offense. The Aggies have been ranked in the AP Top 10 at some point in each of the last four seasons but haven't finished any of those seasons ranked in the Top 25.
Since his first season, when he had the transcendent Manziel at quarterback, the Aggies have failed to finish better than fourth in the SEC West.
All that being said, Sumlin's averaged 8.8 wins a season in his six years in College Station. Not since R.C. Slocum have the Aggies had a coach with those credentials. Keep an eye on things in Aggieland, looks like changes are afoot.