Kevin Sumlin is expected to become the new head coach at Arizona, a source told SI. 

By Bruce Feldman
January 14, 2018

Kevin Sumlin is expected to become the new head coach at Arizona, a source told SI. 

The 53-year-old Sumlin was let go at Texas A&M last season. He was 86-43 in a decade as a head coach at A&M and Houston.

In his debut season in 2012, he led the Aggies to their first Top 5 finish in over a half a century. Only Alabama, LSU and Georgia have won more games in that stretch in the SEC. The previous six seasons before he took over in College Station, A&M was 42-34.

Another source tells SI that Sumlin plans on retaining defensive coordinator Marcel Yates, who a few years ago was a co-defensive coordinator on his A&M staff. In addition Sumlin is expected to hire Noel Mazzone as his offensive coordinator and bring another former Aggies assistant, Clarence McKinney, as his new running backs coach.

Sumlin would replace Rich Rodriguez, who was fired last month.

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