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Nov 21, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin reacts during the second half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Aggies won 25-0. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Sumlin

Currently – head coach Texas A&M

As a college head coach, Sumlin is 71-32 splitting head coaching duties between Houston and his current team Texas A&M. Sumlin has been a rising college coach for a few years now and many believe that he ultimately wants to coach at the NFL level. 2015 could be his best chance as reports indicate the A&M chancellor is trying to have his contract terminated.

Sumlin watched his top receiver get suspended and his top running back recruit change course and transfer to another team. The Aggies this year are 8-4 and 4-4 in the conference. That record and the schools intentions won’t likely hinder Sumlin’s interest from the NFL.

The real question is how many NFL teams will turn to a college coach this off-season? Sumlin has been coaching in college since 1988 and has served as a wide-receivers coach, quarterbacks coach, as an OC, and now as a head coach for the last eight years. If he does in fact want to join the NFL ranks, 2015 might be his best chance.

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