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Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin has led one of the top five offenses in the country in four of the five seasons since becoming a head coach.
But if not for a push from Mike Price 23 years ago, Sumlin might have ended up focused more on how to stop offenses rather than creating them.
Price gave him his first job as a graduate assistant on defense at Washington State. He summoned him into the office on day and told him if he learned the offense they were running: `You'll have a job the rest of your life somewhere.'
Price has been right. In his first year at Texas A&M, Sumlin has the No. 9 Aggies in position for their first 10-win season since 1998 when they play Missouri on Saturday.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly The following list are the semi-finalist candidates for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award as announced by MFC President Ron Jaworski on Monday November 19: MFC Collegiate Coach of the Year Semi-Finalists Dave Doeren, Northern Illinois 10-1 Sonny Dykes, Louisiana Tech 9-2 Darrell Hazell, Kent State 10-1 Brian Kelly, Notre...
According to all major polls, Johnny "Football" Manziel is the current leader in what has been an up and down Heisman race this season. The Texas A&M Aggies sensation has a strong chance to become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. The university is also campaigning for Manziel as Heisman and has a webpage with a YouTube video dedicated to the effort. Manziel...
Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o The finalists for the Maxwell Award Collegiate Player of the Year (most outstanding) and the Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year was announced Monday November 19 by Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was named as a finalist of both awards and he was a potential contender...
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin doesn't have to say much this week to motivate his team.
The ninth-ranked Aggies (9-2, 5-2 SEC) know what's at stake as they aim for their first 10-win season since 1998, and try to break a three-game losing streak to Missouri.
''We're playing a team that no one on this football team has ever beaten,'' Sumlin said. &...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Somewhere behind closed doors, senior guard Elston Turner was at the center of a celebration, the shouts and claps that lifted from Texas A&M's locker room a release. This satisfied. This was sweet.
Less than 10 minutes earlier, Turner had swished a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left, giving the Aggies a 55-54 victory over Washington State in the CBE Hall of...
Elston Turner hit a 3-pointer from the top of the keys with 2 seconds left to give Texas A&M a 55-54 win over Washington State on Tuesday night in the consolation game of the CBE Classic in Kansas City. Forward Ray Turner led Aggie scorers with 14 while Kourtney Roberson pulled down 12 rebounds.
Game Day Goulash
Plague of Frogs.
TCU defeats Texas in their first Big 12 in-conference game 20-13. (ESPN)
The End of Silence?
Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin says the school will "have a plan" for making starting quarterback Johnny Manziel finally available to the media. Manziel has been unavailable for interviews due to Sumlin's policy of...