In the wake of a disappointing finish to the 2015 season, Kevin Sumlin may be considering other options.
The Texas A&M coach is “trying hard” to get to the NFL, according to NFL Network’s Mike Silver.
Sumlin has come under scrutiny of late after two of his highly touted quarterbacks — Kyler Murray and Kyle Allen — announced they would be transferring out of Texas A&M.
The Aggies started the year 5-0 but lost five of their final eight games to close out the season, including a 27-21 loss to Louisville in the Music City Bowl.
In December, it was reported that Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp was unhappy with the direction of the program and was working to terminate Sumlin’s contract — a report that Sharp later vehemently denied. Sumlin also expressed plenty of skepticism.
Sumlin just wrapped up his fourth season in College Station, Texas, where he boasts an overall record of 36-16 and a 17-15 mark in the SEC. Texas A&M’s loss to Louisville marked the school’s first bowl game loss during Sumlin’s tenure.
Some of the NFL head coaching positions that could possibly open up include the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans. Sumlin could also potentially be in the mix for an assistant coaching position.