Coach Kevin Sumlin has been squarely in the crosshairs of Texas A&M fans and the media. One national voice taking particular aim is ESPN and ABC college football analyst Booger McFarland.
With his tenure in College Station already on shaky grounds, Sumlin hasn’t steadied that situation over the first two weeks of the season. The Aggies surrendered a 34-point lead in a season-opening loss to UCLA, then had an unimpressive win against lowly Nicholls this past Saturday.
After being critical of Sumlin over the weekend, McFarland didn’t hold back while speaking with Bo Mattingly on Tuesday.
McFarland: You can line up and hit A&M in the mouth. They should have been beaten by Nicholls. I think Sumlin will eventually be fired.
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) September 12, 2017
The 24-14 win over Nicholls, an FCS school from the Southland Conference, wasn’t secured until the middle of the fourth quarter when Kendall Bussey ran a touchdown in from two yards out to break a 14-14 tie.
The Aggies only outproduced the Colonels 393-338 in total yards.
On Sunday morning, McFarland had this to say about Sumlin, forecasting what he said on Tuesday.
Texas AM- it seems as if Sumlin is going thru the motion. Team looks bad ,yeah they won but u get the feeling that this wont end well
— Booger (@ESPNBooger) September 10, 2017
Texas A&M hosts Louisiana-Lafayette this Saturday before playing its SEC opener against Arkansas the following week in Arlington, Texas.