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It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles really wanted to hire a college football coach in the offseason. Of course, the Eagles brought in Chip Kelly to run the show back in January, following his super successful stint at Oregon, but they also showed quite a bit of interest in Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as well.
Now, it is being reported that the Eagles also tried to offer the job to Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin after he demonstrated that he can coach with the big boys in his first year in the SEC. The San Antonio Express-News reported that Sumlin had offers from both Philadelphia and Auburn University.
The bright side for A&M fans? He wasn’t interested:
“Maybe later — some time later. But it won’t be anytime soon. My family likes living here and I like living here. Heck, we just got here. People ask me to respond to the (NFL talk), and I say, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ Because I remember what was being said at this time a year ago.”
The fact that he left the door open for a future move to the NFL will probably keep Sumlin in the rumors sections every offseason now, but it sounds to us like he’ll be at A&M for a while.