Monday, December 12, 2011
Aggies introduce Sumlin as new head coach
By ESPN.com staff
New Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin isn't being shy about the challenges ahead in his first major-conference coaching job.
He'll be doing it in college football's toughest division (RIP, Big 12 South, and the "arguably" that its death removed from that title), the SEC West.
"I didn't come here to do anything but win," he said.
Sumlin will be paid $2 million per year for the duration of his five-year contract, athletic director Bill Byrne said. It has yet to be approved by the university regents.
Vanderbilt's James Franklin's salary information was not made public by USA Today recently, but Sumlin will be paid more than only Kentucky's Joker Phillips in the new 14-team SEC.
Sumlin replaces Mike Sherman, who went 6-6 in 2011, his fourth season.
More on Sumlin's introduction here.
I'll have a few more thoughts on the introductory news conference later.