Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was expected to be in high demand this offseason, as the Alabama native was mentioned for potential openings at USC or in the NFL.
But Sumlin’s name can be eliminated for any job openings, as the school announced a new six-year contract on Saturday for the second-year coach.
In two years in College Station, Sumlin has guided the Aggies to a 19-5 record, with a Cotton Bowl victory last season.
Sumlin may lose quarterback Johnny Manziel to the NFL this offseason, but Texas A&M has recruited well and played a handful of freshmen on both sides of the ball in 2013.
Athletic director Eric Hyman released this statement to announce Sumlin’s new contract:
“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,” Hyman said. “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.”