Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin heard the rumors about his firing and he doesn’t appreciate them.
In an interview with 102.5 The Game in Nashville, Sumlin addressed the speculation that university chancellor John Sharp was looking into terminating his contract and questioned the validity of the report.
“Where those reports come from, I think you have to pay attention to who reports that kind of stuff,” Sumlin told the station, clearly referring to the report coming from a website that primarily covers in-state rival Texas. “And if you look into that, I think you’ll figure out what the motive is.”
Chancellor Sharp denied the rumors vehemently and even called the report a “fairy tale” last week. Sumlin told The Game the rampant speculation regarding his program doesn’t affect how it operates.
“I don’t know that…. those reports came from speculation not around here,” Sumlin said. “I don’t deal with anything like that, good or bad. There’s all kind of reports that happen around me or around this football program all the time. I can tell you it doesn’t affect what we do, it doesn’t affect how we approach our job and it doesn’t affect our players.”
It had been a tumultuous couple of weeks for the Aggies before this report surfaced. Quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray both decided to transfer from the school last week, which sparked questions regarding Sumlin’s control over the program.