Texas A&M will fire head football coach Kevin Sumlin after the Aggies' final game of the season at LSU, according to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, citing multiple sources.
Per Zwerneman's report, Sumlin will be let go on Sunday or in the days following the Aggies' regular season finale against the Tigers. Texas A&M enters the clash at 7-4, 4-3 in the SEC.
Earlier Tuesday, Sumlin said he anticipated being back in Aggieland for the 2018 season and had not been told anything about his future at Texas A&M. He still has 2 years left on his contract and is owed a reported $10 million buyout, should the Aggies let him go before the end of the deal.
The move by Texas A&M has long been speculated, particularly after athletic director Scott Woodward told the Paul Finebaum Show in June that Sumlin needed to win in 2017.
Board of Regents member Tony Buzbee added to the speculation after the Aggies collapsed in the season opener at UCLA, saying in a Facebook post that he thought Sumlin should be let go immediately.
Sumlin is 51-25 in six seasons with the Aggies, but A&M has finished just 8-5 in each of the last three seasons, which caused a lot of displeasure in Aggieland.