Arizona Set To Hire Kevin Sumlin

Arizona Set To Hire Kevin Sumlin

Sumlin was 51-26 in six seasons with Texas A&M. The 53-year-old, who also spent four seasons as the coach at Houston, has amassed a career record of 86-43 as a head coach.

Kevin Sumlin is the Arizona Wildcats' new head football coach, according to multiple reports Sunday.

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

It is said that Sumlin's agreement with Arizona has been finalized and that he will become the Wildcats' next head football coach.

Gil Brandt of SiriusXM reported that Sumlin is heading to Arizona.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo was rumored to be in the mix, but has reportedly removed himself from contention.

Sumlin, who has several recruiting ties to the Valley, becomes the latest new hire in the Pac-12 joining Mario Cristobal (Oregon), Herm Edwards (ASU), Chip Kelly (UCLA) and Jonathan Smith (Oregon State).

Sumlin inherits a team widely considered to be on the rise with Heisman Trophy candidate Khalil Tate in tow and several young standouts on a much improved defensive unit. Rodriguez, according to a U of A statement at the time, was the subject of an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment.

Stay with KGUN9 and KGUN9.com for more on this developing story. He was the SEC Coach of the Year during his first season at A&M when he led the Aggies to an 11-2 record.

A&M paid Sumlin $10.3 million following his firing to cover the final two years of his contract.

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