Is Kevin Sumlin on the hot seat?
Yes, according to ‘Speak for yourself’ radio hosts, Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock. The Texas A&M coach was a popular talking point on Monday’s radio show, as the duo delved into the fifth-year head coach’s job security.
Both hosts agreed that Sumlin was at risk of losing his job in 2016, and used last week’s women’s clinic presentation as further reasoning for the hot seat talk.
“He may leave on his own volition. He’s the guy the NFL, Roger Goodell, has gone to both David Shaw and Kevin Sumlin and said, ‘We’d love to have you in our league.’ They are looking for African American coaches,” Cowherd said. “He may leave, his own choice. Secondly, I looked at the schedule today. That’s a rough schedule. Even out of conference they play Josh Rosen, UCLA, maybe the second best college quarterback.
“They are a six or seven-loss team in the SEC between the off-field. I told you this earlier, this embarrassing coaching moment with these assistants and the de-committing and transferring of star quarterbacks. It looks like it’s man overboard so every loss will be pinned on Sumlin’s lack of leadership. He’s in trouble.”
Texas A&M recently suspended offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks for two weeks without pay for comments made during “Chalk Talk”, a women’s football clinic hosted by Texas A&M. Sumlin issued an apology for what the two assistants called “a failed attempt at humor.”
It’s the second time that Sumlin has suspended an assistant this offseason. The first came in May when wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead went on a Twitter rant about recruit’s lack of loyalty following the de-commitment of 5-star quarterback Tate Martell.
“This isn’t a failed attempt at humor,” Jason Whitlock said. “This was Hugh Hefner speaking to a group of football fans and trying to explain football to them. This was borderline pornography, what these guys did. This was a level of idiocracy and stupidity that should cost these two assistant coaches their job and should certainly have Kevin Sumlin on the hot seat.”
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) August 1, 2016