Texas A&M Football: 6 Best candidates to replace Kevin Sumlin

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Texas A&M football is moving on from Kevin Sumlin. Who will be the long-term replacement for him as the Aggies’ new head coach?

More: Kevin Sumlin fired after six seasons at Texas A&M

Kevin Sumlin has been relieved of his duties at Texas A&M. That leaves the program with a lot more questions than answers. While the administration begins to start building a list and making phone calls, the team has to find a way to make it through the rest of the season.

There are a few routes for the Aggies to take. They could find the next up-and-coming commodity from the group of five ranks like Tulane head man Willie Fritz. They missed their chance to swing for the fences and write Chip Kelly a big check. Neither of those two names seemed to belong on the candidate list anyways.

Kelly has since been hired by UCLA. Fritz doesn’t have any Texas A&M connections. Sumlin had served on the Aggies’ coaching staff previous to him being hired as the Aggies’ head coach. That’s not necessarily a requirement, but it’s hard to imagine Texas A&M picking a lesser-known name without some sort of obvious link.

Those are two guys that don’t fit, but that doesn’t solve the problem. The Aggies need a new head coach. Here are six guys that make the most sense, starting with an admitted longshot.