I believe that we need a new coach to take us there.
The move came after the team's 45-21 loss to LSU on Saturday night. I'm told his TAMU contract will be at least 5 yrs/7.5 million per year.
"My job is to hire the person who is the right fit to lead our football program", Woodward said.
Chairman Charles Schwartz has called a Special Meeting of the Texas A&M University System's Board of Regents to convene at 2:30 p.m. on November 30, in the Board of Regents Meeting Room, Board of Regents Annex.
With Sumlin's firing, there are now five openings for head coaches in the SEC.
Sumlin was in his sixth year as the Aggies head coach.
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The Aggies (7-5, 4-4) have not reached double-digit victories and a winning record in SEC play since, and along the way Sumlin has demoted an offensive coordinator, fired another one, dismissed a defensive coordinator and fired a strength coach among other assistants let go in trying to get over the middling hump.
Texas A&M is reportedly looking at Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher. A&M Athletic Director Scott Woodward made it clear this past summer when he said that Sumlin "has to win this year and do a better job than in the past".
The Kevin Sumlin era is over at Texas A&M.
The school fired Mike Sherman in December 2011 after final two teams finished a combined 16-10.
Though getting Fisher to leave Tallahassee, where he's already won a national title, won't be easy, the Aggies are giving it their best shot and may actually be making some headway with the talented coach. A win would ensure FSU's 36th consecutive bowl game appearance. "The lessons I learned and the experiences I've had with coach will last a lifetime".