Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin is going to be a highly sought after coaching candidate in the offseason. There is a real possibility that he could be lured to the NFL with various coaching offers, but there is also a team in college that will have their eyes on him.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Sumlin is going to be the top target to fill the head coaching vacancy for the USC Trojans football team.
Sumlin joins Super Bowl winning head coach John Gruden, Boise State coach Chris Petersen, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, Denver Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio and current Trojans coach Ed Orgeron as potential candidates for the USC gig.
Though, it is unexpected that Orgeron will get the job next season.
Pac-12 Network analyst Rick Neuheisel expressed his thought on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday that Sumlin would be an ideal fit for the Trojans.
“I’m hearing lot of names around the NFL, but I would say a guy like Kevin Sumlin might be the perfect choice,” Neuheisel said.
Texas A&M is going to lose many of their top stars to the 2014 NFL Draft, so Sumlin would be wise to get out while his coaching stock is at an all-time high.
Whether that means bolting for the big leagues or attempting to revive another college program remains to be seen, but he will be tempted early and often as soon as the college football season comes to an end.