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.
#Tennessee may now try and hustle to get a deal done with Kevin Sumlin who is likely to be in play for some potential vacancies.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 30, 2017
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.