In recent days, reports have circled about Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin’s future.

It began with a report in the Houston Chronicle, which said Sumlin would be fired following this week’s LSU game, which the Aggies lost 45-21. Even before the game, Sumlin was expected to be fired in the days after Saturday’s LSU game, even if the Aggies could have pulled the road upset.

After the game, Sumlin was still confident in his abilities, in speaking with reporters.

“I always think I should be retained,” he said. “I wouldn’t do this job if I didn’t think I should be retained.”

As he became emotional, Sumlin was asked if this was his last game at A&M.

“No matter who you are or what you do, you’re able to live with yourself if you leave something better than it was when you got there,” he said.

Asked about any pending meetings with university leadership, Sumlin said “it’s business as usual,” but that could change in the “next couple of minutes.”