Texas A&M Board of Regents member slams Kevin Sumlin, says 'he should go now'
It’s already starting at Texas A&M.
Kevin Sumlin entered the 2017 season on the hottest seat in the SEC, and he needed a good season to keep his job.
Following the Aggies’ epic 34-point collapse against UCLA, Texas A&M Board of Regents member Anthony (Tony) Buzbee took to Facebook to ultimately call for Sumlin’s job. Buzbee is a noted Houston attorney, and he is one of 10 members on the board. You can view them all here, along with bios.
Buzbee posted his scathing comments about Sumlin on his personal Facebook page.
“I’m sure I may be criticized for this post but I honestly don’t care. I’ve been on the Board of Regents for the A&M System for almost seven years. During that time, I’ve not once commented on Kevin Sumlin and his performance during his tenure at our school. I never said a word when he and his agent manipulated a much bigger and longer contract. I said nothing about his arrogance and his mishandling of multiple player controversies. I said nothing when we had multiple awesome recruiting classes, only to see key players leave our school or underperform. But tonight I am very disappointed and I have to say this. Kevin Sumlin was out-coached tonight, which isn’t new. He recruits well, but can’t coach the big games, or the close games. Our players were better tonight. Our players were more talented tonight. But our coaches were dominated on national TV, yet again. I’m only one vote on the Board of Regents but when the time comes my vote will be that Kevin Sumlin needs to GO. In my view he should go now. We owe it to our school and our players. We can do better.
“Share this as you see fit.”
Here’s Buzbee’s full Facebook post below:
Obviously, there’s a lot of season left ahead for the Aggies, but this loss certainly doesn’t bode well for Sumlin’s future.
Should the Aggies decide to go in a different direction, they would owe him a bunch of money.
$11.25 million: Kevin Sumlin's current buyout. Texas A&M's deal must pay him entire contract owed within 60 days if it lets him go.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 4, 2017