Kevin Sumlin to be new Arizona football coach

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin gestures during an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Pasadena Calif. A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Sumlin

In a statement, Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward thanked Sumlin for his service to A&M but said it was time for the 53-year-old to be fired. He owns a career record of 86-43 during his six seasons in College Station and four at the University of Houston.

The University of Arizona appears to have found its next football coach.

Texas A&M hired former Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher to replace Sumlin.

Former Dallas Cowboys VP of player personnel Gil Brandt tweeted this afternoon that Sumlin to Arizona is "official".

Feldman also reported Sumlin will retain defensive coordinator Marcel Yates, with Noel Mazzone and Clarence McKinney expected to join the staff as offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

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Kevin Sumlin's hiring at Arizona is imminent, multiple sources have told Sporting News.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo was rumored to be in the mix, but has reportedly removed himself from contention. Sumlin guided A&M to an 11-2 record, led by Manziel, who won the Heisman that season. Sumlin will have the immediate benefit of working with quarterback Khalil Tate who burst on the scene last last fall combining for close to 3,000 total yards a sophomore. Even with the early January firing of Rodriguez being less than ideal timing for Arizona, they are now set to hire someone based on their actual merits as a football coach.

According to the terms of his contract, A&M owed Sumlin more than $10 million on a contract that expired in 2019.

His first season at Texas A&M was 2012, when the Aggies took the SEC by storm in their first season after moving from the Big 12.

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