In what should come as no surprise, the regents at Texas A&M have unanimously voted to approve a contract extension for head coach Kevin Sumlin, according to Allen Reed of the University Star.
Sumlin was rumored to be a candidate at Southern California, so the Aggies decided to lock him up. Sumlin, who previously coached the Houston Cougars, is 19-6 in two years at Texas A&M.
“Coach Sumlin has demonstrated why he is considered among the nation’s elite football coaches. His coaching and recruiting abilities are only secondary to his integrity, class and passion for his student-athletes and this University,” Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said in a statement. “Texas A&M is making a sincere commitment to Kevin. We are fortunate that he is committed to remain an Aggie for a long time to come, and we are excited about what the future has in store.”
The extension is reportedly for six years and will give Sumlin a significant raise from the $3.1 million he made this season.