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07:34 AM ET 07.07 | "Maybe later." That was the reaction of Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to reports last week that he had been strongly considered by NFL teams as a head coach candidate, and even offered the Philadelphia Eagles' job, before Chip Kelly of Oregon accepted it. No one should be surprised, though, if "later" is a lot sooner than even Sumlin anticipates. Several team executives to whom NFP spoke this week cited Sumlin as the college coach most likely to be eyed by NFL teams looking to make a change, and take a fresh approach, next spring.

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July 7, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Later most likely means next year.

July 7, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Well, at least he wasn't a "one and done".

July 7, 2013  09:47 AM ET

A&M really parked on a thin ledge. Perhaps, they be mountain sheep.

July 7, 2013  09:53 AM ET

"He's leaving for the NFL" is already being heard in players' living rooms across the southwest.

July 7, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Tweet from Sumlin:

#IAintLeavin'

July 7, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

A&M really parked on a thin ledge. Perhaps, they be mountain sheep.

Just sheep.

July 7, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Tweet from Sumlin:#IAintLeavin'

Til the ink dries.

July 7, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Johnny Football most likely to leave after this season. Probably a good time to take an NFL job if that is what he wants.

July 7, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Til the ink dries.

What are your thoughts on the Irish coach also considering a NFL gig-chances he will in the next 1-2 years?

July 7, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

What are your thoughts on the Irish coach also considering a NFL gig-chances he will in the next 1-2 years?

As far as drinking the kool-aid and jumping into bed with Domer tradition, Kelly is an opportunist who has always kept one foot on the floor. He'll bolt when it's to his advantage.

He's brought the program back in many areas but the school is its own worst enemy when it comes to the football program.

July 7, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He's brought the program back in many areas but the school is its own worst enemy when it comes to the football program.

Care to elaborate?

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July 7, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

"He's leaving for the NFL" is already being heard in players' living rooms across the southwest.

I give it about 3-4 years.

July 7, 2013  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I give it about 3-4 years.

Bout right...depending on "which" NFL job opens up.

July 7, 2013  02:05 PM ET

Johnny Football will be the 1st to leave.. Sumlin will be right behind him

July 7, 2013  03:08 PM ET

Coach Charlie Weis at KU.

July 7, 2013  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Coach Charlie Weis at KU.

VBR still <3 's him some CCW!

July 7, 2013  03:15 PM ET

Oh yea, GO BUCKS!!!

July 7, 2013  03:24 PM ET

Hasn't the SEC already had enough of their "star" coaches leave the SEC to go and bomb in the NFL only to come back with their tail between their legs? Here's hoping Sumlin doesn't follow this same path of failure.

 
July 7, 2013  03:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Oh yea, GO BUCKS!!!

Best record in the National League!

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