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Report: Tennessee coaching search may turn to Kevin Sumlin

Next man up.

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Texas A&M Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

After moving on from N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren, the Tennessee search is expected to turn to former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach.

Feldman reports the same.

Sumlin was fired at Texas A&M last week. He had just finished up his fourth consecutive five loss season. Still, Sumlin went 51-26 at A&M. His first year was his best year though, going 11-2 with Johnny Manziel at quarterback.

He got the gig at Texas A&M after going 12-1 at Houston in 2011. You may remember that Sumlin was a finalist for the Tennessee job in 2010, but the Vols chose Derek Dooley instead.

Sumlin is 53 years old. He holds a 25-23 record in SEC, which doesn’t look too bad considering the fact that John Currie tried to hire Dave Doeren — who held a 15-25 record in ACC play.

Let’s see where this takes us.