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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2. Lack of progress

First of all, 2012 will fondly be remembered as the best year of my life as a sports fan. And while everything beyond our wildest dreams as Aggie fans came true that year, that 11-2 season was Kevin Sumlin’s peak. If you told me this five years ago, I would have laughed in your face.

Since then, he went 9-4 (and that was with Johnny Manziel), and followed that up with three straight 8-5 seasons. The current 2017 season has the potential to end 8-5, but at the time of writing, it’s practically guaranteed to not end with Sumlin as the coach.

For me, if you’re a coach, a more mediocre record is acceptable for the first year. One of the best seasons in school history from a first-year head coach probably shouldn’t set the standard, but it unfortunately did in Sumlin’s tenure. And that came with a generational talent at quarterback and wide receiver along with an entire offensive line made up of first-round NFL picks, all of whom weren’t recruited by Sumlin. It literally went downhill from there and stagnated, which is not what should ideally happen.