Kevin Sumlin is coming under fire for Texas A&M’s shocking loss to UCLA, including by one of the school’s regents, however Colin Cowherd doesn’t think the coach is getting fair treatment.
The FOX Sports personality ripped into the regent’s comments imploring for Sumlin to be fired, saying that Texas A&M has developed a “false sense of achievement” after the Johnny Manziel era.
Cowherd cites the program’s history to make Sumlin’s case.
See, what happened with Texas A&M happens to a lot of people– a false sense of achievement. Johnny Manziel gave A&M fans a false sense of, wow, we’re really special. And no, you’re not. You are a slightly better than average college football program. TCU and Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State have been better programs. In your own region, the last 10 years. Since 1998, do the math, you’ve had one 10-win season. That was Kevin Sumlin’s.
Regents should worry about fundraising, and legal matters, and construction projects. Leave the game planning to the coach. In your own region, you’re not special. Oklahoma is. TCU has been. Oklahoma state’s on fire. But I love when regents, lawyers, jump in and start defining what a good football coach is.
Texas A&M sees itself as Hollywood royalty, or Hanks, Denzel, Clooney, Robert Downey, Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Jamie Foxx. That’s not what you are. You’re Brendan Frazier.
Cowherd believes Aggies QB Nick Starkel being carted off the field with a leg injury was the main factor for UCLA’s comeback, not Sumlin, whom he credits as a great recruiter who has “offensive wizardry”.
You had two quarterbacks transfer out, they were both good. You were left with two quarterbacks who weren’t very good, and one of them got hurt. So you were relying on a true freshman backup on the road against arguably the best quarterback in the country.
Texas A&M hosts Nicholls State on Sept. 9 with the game televised on ESPNU.
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