Texas A&M: Kevin Sumlin Under Pressure?
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin has to love the way the Aggies debut SEC season ended.
His QB won the Heisman Trophy and the Aggies beat the SEC’s big bad wolf, Alabama, en route to an eventual Cotton Bowl stomping of the Oklahoma Sooners. But in today’s day and age of “what have you done for me lately?” what do the Aggies have to do this year to keep the fans and the alumni happy? Let’s say the Aggies have a four loss season this year and Johnny Manziel flops off of the face of the earth; how long does Sumlin have before the wolves start knocking at his door? Wait, a four loss season is a disappointment?
Yes, Aggie fans, mediocre-bowl eligible four loss seasons are no longer a reason for high fives and good vibes anymore. A&M has entered the world of BCS bowls or bust and that is the reason I fear Aggie faithful are going to have a hay day if the Aggies slip up. Unfortunately, for Kevin Sumlin, the one who suffers in that scenario is the head coach. Let it be known that Texas A&M has joined the party where there are fewer excuses and higher expectations.
Sumlin’s pay raise didn’t help reduce whatever stress may exist, there is more riding on this season than Manziel defending his Heisman. The Aggies are going to have treat 2013 just like 2012. They need to have an attitude like they have something to prove and Kevin Sumlin needs to make sure they never lose it.