Texas A&M Football: 5 Reasons it’s time to move on from Kevin Sumlin

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A
BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A /
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Texas A&M football is expected to part ways soon with head coach Kevin Sumlin. His tenure has run its course. Here are five reasons its time to move on.

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Where do we start? The Aggies just lost another one against LSU, and this was after they had the chance to fight tooth and nail for their coach, who was set for an imminent firing after the end of the regular season. Instead, the opposite happened. There were some good moments, but A&M just got beat. Again.

Despite the good that has come in his tenure, it’s pretty much impossible to defend retaining Kevin Sumlin as the head coach of the Aggies after that LSU game. So let’s break down five reasons why A&M and Sumlin need a change of scenery.

1. Lack of signature wins at home

Let’s take a look at the stats. While Kevin Sumlin boasts an above average record of 51-26 at Texas A&M, a lot of those wins came over non-conference “cupcake” opponents. But the thing is, you’re supposed to get those wins.

Other than that, his home record, especially against SEC opponents, particularly the divisional foes, was atrocious. I remember reading that A&M lost a total of 4 home games during the heyday of the R.C. Slocum era. Let’s see how the Sumlin era went as far as home conference games.

  • 2012: 2-2
  • 2013: 2-2
  • 2014: 0-3
  • 2015: 2-2
  • 2016: 1-2
  • 2017: 1-3

Despite all the other wins, the conference ones are the most important ones, and a program like Texas A&M, with all the hoopla, needs to win a lot more at home. Especially with nationally famous traditions like Midnight Yell that basically get nullified from the lack of home success.