UCF Targeting Former Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin For Next Head Coaching Job
By CBS Sports // December 3, 2017
Sumlin has overall record of 86–43
What’s next for us on the coaching front?
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) December 3, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: UCF AD Danny White on UCF’s head coaching position.
(CBS SPORTS) – On Saturday, UCF lost its coach Scott Frost to Nebraska. It was a move anticipated for some time, even if it went down quietly behind the scenes until the Knights’ appearance and win in the AAC Championship Game over Memphis.
Nebraska is Frost’s alma mater and in the end, it was impossible for him to say no to home (and a seven-year, $35 million deal).
According to UCF athletic director Danny White, UCF knew a change was coming, allowing it to get a head start on its own coaching search. That search is reportedly focusing in on a recently fired coach. Per Ryan Bass of CBS Tampa, the Knights have been in talks with former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin about filling the void Frost leaves behind.
Sumlin was fired from A&M this season after going 7-5 and 51-26 in six seasons at College Station. He was briefly connected to the vacancy at Arizona State, but it appears the Sun Devils are leaning towards long-time NFL coach and ESPN personality Herm Edwards. Sumlin’s name has also popped up in the coaching searches at Tennessee and Florida State.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE