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07:30 AM ET 02.13 | Which direction are college coaches trending these days? For every Nick Saban bailing on Miami or Greg Schiano being run out of Tampa Bay, there has been a Jim Harbaugh or Pete Carroll coaching in the Super Bowl or Chip Kelly mystifying the NFC East with the same fast-paced playbook that he was tweaking at the University of New Hampshire less than a decade ago. ... So who among the current college coaching crop is the most coveted by the front offices of the NFL? ... 1. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M Aggies ... Sumlin, whose name kept coming up in the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings rumor mills, is looked upon favorably for many reasons. Among them are his reputation for organization, personnel management (see: his handling of Johnny Football) and ease when dealing with the media and supporters.

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February 13, 2014  07:38 AM ET

The face of Texas College Football. My my how the shorthorns have fallen.

February 13, 2014  07:41 AM ET
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The face of Texas College Football. My my how the shorthorns have fallen.

Interesting how fast it happened. Now that Johnny is gone, we will find out how good of a coach he is.

February 13, 2014  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Interesting how fast it happened. Now that Johnny is gone, we will find out how good of a coach he is.

Now that Johnny and future all-pro offensive tackles are gone....

February 13, 2014  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The face of Texas College Football. My my how the shorthorns have fallen.

Its mystifying considering he hasn't won anything. The handling of Johnny M comment is pretty funny too.

February 13, 2014  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Interesting how fast it happened. Now that Johnny is gone, we will find out how good of a coach he is.

Yes indeed. Looking forward to it.

February 13, 2014  09:22 AM ET

He did pretty good at Houston...but we'll see. I hear they have a good QB coming up.

February 13, 2014  09:31 AM ET
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Its mystifying considering he hasn't won anything. The handling of Johnny M comment is pretty funny too.

It's ESPN.

$2.2 billion investment in SEC - must fluff the product.

February 13, 2014  09:45 AM ET
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He did pretty good at Houston...but we'll see. I hear they have a good QB coming up.

Kenny Hill. And they signed a top QB recruit this year.

They also signed some really good talent at skill positions ... and some help on D too ... considering how bad the D was it will be interesting to see who gets to play right away. Most of the recruiting class sits for a year and may never actually play for Sumlin if the NFL keeps twisting his arm.

February 13, 2014  09:54 AM ET
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Most of the recruiting class sits for a year and may never actually play for Sumlin if the NFL keeps twisting his arm.

I think he is destined for an NFL postion IMO....
Their defense is porous at best, could be lots of open spots if the stars (pun intended) were lined up....

February 13, 2014  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Its mystifying considering he hasn't won anything. The handling of Johnny M comment is pretty funny too.

he's what, 3-7 against ranked teams and inherited 4-6 top-ten-draft players

February 13, 2014  10:00 AM ET
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he's what, 3-7 against ranked teams and inherited 4-6 top-ten-draft players

Last year A&M football took a step back, especially towards the end of the season. Seems like Johnny injured his wrist if memory serves. He did not look good against LSU.

February 13, 2014  10:09 AM ET
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he's what, 3-7 against ranked teams and inherited 4-6 top-ten-draft players

Yes but you have to admit he's had 2 good recruiting classes in a row and he has multiple players who possess the ability to make things happen in space. And if those heralded DB and DL recruits work out ... well that's how LSU likes to build a defense. Just sayin ...

February 13, 2014  10:11 AM ET
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I hear they have a good QB coming up.

This.

February 13, 2014  10:15 AM ET

The trenches. His success will be measured by the o-line. If the 2014 Aggies don't have an auspicious o-line, then the scoring falls off. Without a miraculous turn-around on the other side of the ball, TAMU won't be able to outscore opponents.

February 13, 2014  10:27 AM ET
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The trenches. His success will be measured by the o-line. If the 2014 Aggies don't have an auspicious o-line, then the scoring falls off. Without a miraculous turn-around on the other side of the ball, TAMU won't be able to outscore opponents.

I don't know about aTm's depth at O line. I know they're losing Matthews and Harrison to the NFL.

February 13, 2014  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Its mystifying considering he hasn't won anything. The handling of Johnny M comment is pretty funny too.

I was wondering if anyone would comment on that.

February 13, 2014  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I was wondering if anyone would comment on that.

Meaning the Johnny M handling.

February 13, 2014  10:45 AM ET
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I don't know about aTm's depth at O line. I know they're losing Matthews and Harrison to the NFL.

they've arguably had the most talented o-line in CFB the last 2 years

Now that Sherman's guys are starting to move on, only time will tell. I don't recall any huge names that KS has recruited there, seems he's concentrating on the skill positions

February 13, 2014  12:07 PM ET
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He did pretty good at Houston...but we'll see. I hear they have a good QB coming up.

He did some of that "good" with Briles guys...similar to Sherman's at aggie. However, he deserves credit for keeping it going and recruiting well at both places. He'd of had RGIII at Houston if he hadn't decided to follow Briles to Baylor.

 
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