Kirk Herbstreit has made his thoughts known about Kevin Sumlin’s situation.
Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, the ESPN analyst touched on the Texas A&M coach’s standing. Sumlin is 44-21 in five seasons with the Aggies, but Texas A&M has finished 8-5 in each of the past three years.
Herbstreit was asked about Sumlin, and he gave a quality response.
“I just think they can’t look the way they’ve looked the last three years,” Herbstreit told reporters. “If they win eight or nine [games] and they don’t collapse in the second half of the season, then I think that’s improvement and that would be a positive thing for Kevin Sumlin. But if they go through what they’ve been through the last three years where they collapse in the second half, then I’m sure they’d have to make a move.”
It remains to be seen how the season will shake out, but Sumlin definitely has something to prove. He must show improvement in a hurry. Earlier in the offseason, Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward said the Aggies “have to do better than we’ve done in the past.”
Still, if Texas A&M avoids a late-season collapse, reaches a bowl and shows momentum under Sumlin, it would be hard not to wonder what the coach could do with another season with the Aggies.
This will be an interesting fall in College Station, for sure.
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