Many people expect Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to be fired at the end of the season, even after making some big strides since a Week 1 collapse at UCLA.

However, star WR/KR Christian Kirk would like to see his embattled coach stick around, offering his support to Sumlin after Saturday’s 55-14 drubbing of New Mexico.

Kirk had a big game, catching four passes for 120 yards and a touchdown and adding another score on a 90-yard punt return. After the game, he said there’s no one he’d rather play for than Sumlin (via

“I’ll personally say that there’s not another college football coach that I’d rather play for in the entire country,” Kirk said. “When it comes to all of the speculation and what not, you have to block it out.”

That’s a nice thing for Kirk to say, but since he’ll likely head off to the NFL after this season, his words won’t carry much weight when the decision on Sumlin is made.

The Aggies are 6-4 right now, with road games at Ole Miss and LSU remaining on the schedule. Sumlin will likely need to win both games to even have a chance to keep his job.