It appears Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin won’t be getting fired anytime soon.
University president Michael K. Young offered Sumlin his support in a statement made by a school spokesperson on Tuesday following the news that athletic director Eric Hyman would be stepping down from his position.
— Shane Hinckley (@Shane_Hinckley) January 6, 2016
There have been multiple rumors about Sumlin’s job security. An earlier report suggested the university’s chancellor was looking into terminating Sumlin’s contract. A more recent report hinted that Sumlin could be looking to make the leap to the NFL.
Sumlin has been on the hot seat since his Aggies slumped toward the end of the season after a 5-0 start. Texas A&M finished the season 8-5, while losing quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray to transfer. Sumlin also fired offensive coordinator Jake Spavital earlier in the week.