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.
Come on down, Kevin Sumlin. With Dave Doeren staying at NC State, Tennessee plans to talk to Sumlin, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/BF5bZEwaKB pic.twitter.com/brbVlOQ4MD— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 30, 2017
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.