Could Kevin Sumlin be a consideration for Minnesota?
Speaking on 1500ESPN on Wednesday morning, Dean Johnson, the chair of the board of regents for the University of Minnesota, mentioned Sumlin as a possibility for the open Minnesota job after Tracy Claeys was fired.
During an interview on Mackey & Judd, Johnson was asked if Chip Kelly or Les Miles would be considered candidates.
“The market is going to determine what salary and benefits are going to be paid,” Johnson said on the show. “There’s all kinds of names, you know, from yeah, Chip Kelly and (Kevin) Sumlin and (P.J.) Fleck and the list goes on and on.
“But we need somebody who knows Minnesota.”
It’s interesting to hear Sumlin come up for this. He’s 44-21 in five seasons with the Aggies, but Texas A&M has struggled to close campaigns recently. The Aggies lost five of their last seven games this year to finish 8-5 overall and 4-4 in the SEC.
Still, Sumlin has enjoyed success at times during his nine seasons as a head coach, which included a four-year stint at Houston before arriving in College Station. We’ll see if Sumlin becomes a serious contender for Minnesota’s open job.