Originally posted on Crystal Ball Run  |  Last updated 12/3/11

If the CBS-Houston report that Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin will be named as the new Texas A&M head coach in the next 24 hours, his team's performance Saturday probably wouldn't be quite the exit that he had envisioned. The Cougars fell 49-28 to the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the Conference USA championship game.

In his postgame comments, Sumlin refuted the report, maintaining that he has yet to have any discussions with any other schools.

Sumlin has been Houston's head coach since 2007. He and and veteran quarterback Case Keenum rode a wave of success behind a high-powered spread offense. Now, if he moves on to A&M, the pieces seem to be in place for similar offensive success.

A&M recruited well under former Aggies head coach Mike Sherman. The Aggies return a solid group of quarterbacks (Jameill Showers, Luke Joeckel and Johnny Manziel) to go with another solid group of wide receivers  (Ryan Swope, Malcome Kennedy, Uzoma Nwachukwu, Kenric McNeal, Brandal Jackson and Nate Askew), a position that Sumlin knows well. The entire Aggies offensive line returns next season, and Sumlin will two talented running backs at his disposal. I do not believe Sumlin will have troubles getting started offensively.

Sumlin, a former A&M assistant, knows the recruiting turf well and is very familiar with the Aggies program.

Now, time to get to work on the defense. Judging by UH's effort on D today, Sumlin will need help there. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman floated the name of Mike Stoops to be Sumlin's defensive coordinator.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst: NFL Week 2
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Gabbert in danger of losing starting job to Kaepernick

John Fox won't commit to Cutler as starter when healthy

Report: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins claimed by Jets off waivers

Dez Bryant to undergo MRI after suffering knee injury

Report: Adrian Peterson determined to play again in 2016

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

Report: Cam Newton feels good, ankle not a problem

Palmer's death brings heartfelt statements from Woods, Obama

Paul Pierce announces he will retire after upcoming season

Report: Russell Wilson believed to have a sprained MCL

WATCH: Travis Kelce shows off nifty dance moves after TD

Kevin Garnett's unique career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

15 greatest calls of Vin Scully's career

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Chris Bosh deserved more than our jokes and underappreciation

LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand for national anthem

Ben McAdoo: Odell Beckham needs to control his emotions more

Saban rips LSU for firing Miles in middle of season

Box Score: 9/26 - Ratings, Cosell, kitties and stadium names

Ten biggest winners and losers from NFL Week 3

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kevin Garnett's unique NBA career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank?

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker