Texas A&M Names Kevin Sumlin Head Coach

Sunday December 11th, 2011

Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin is the new head football coach at Texas A&M, the school announced on Saturday.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as the head football coach at Texas A&M University," Sumlin said. "Having coached there before, I understand the culture and embrace the commitment by the 12th Man regarding Aggie football. Aggieland is a special place and I look forward to working with the young men in the football program and recruiting the type of players we need to be successful in the SEC.

"With that being said," Sumlin continued. "I can't thank the University of Houston enough for giving me a chance to become a head football coach. It is tough to leave a group of players who have worked so hard and have done things the right way in taking Cougar football to greater heights."

Sumlin had a 35-17 record in his four seasons as head coach of the Cougars. Texas A&M fired head coach Mike Sherman on December 1 after a 6-6 season and 25-25 record in four years. Last week, Sumlin denied reports that he would be hired by Texas A&M.

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