A number of SEC coaches enter the 2017 season on the proverbial hot seat. But there is one that’s on a hotter seat than most.
SEC Network radio host Paul Finebaum, appearing on SportsCenter on Sunday morning, was asked which coach is most in danger of losing his job. Finebaum said that it was Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M.
Finebaum cited the comments that Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward made back at the SEC spring meetings, where he said that Sumlin “knows he has to win and he has to win this year.”
Sumlin has gone 8-5 in each of the past three seasons after going 11-2 and 9-4 in his first two seasons in College Station. In the June edition of the SEC Country coaches approval rating poll, Sumlin came in with the lowest approval rating at 58.6.
The Aggies open their 2017 season on the road against UCLA on Sept. 3.