Kevin Sumlin responds to TAMU board of regents member's rant

Rachel Hardy
September 6, 2017

Texas A&M's epic collapse against UCLA on Sunday night was the final straw for one Aggies regent. But Texas A&M also appears to have lost its quarterback for the foreseeable future.

Yep, that's what happens when you find a way to cough up a 44-10 lead late in the third quarter.

Starkel was diagnosed with a broken ankle and head coach Kevin Sumlin said the signal-caller underwent surgery on Monday.

Mond completed just 3 of 17 passes for 27 yards as UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen threw four fourth-quarter touchdowns. The Aggies' coach was not enthused with the meltdown on Sunday night and the criticism the loss brought. "But it hurts because that's your leader and that's your coach". If both he and Starkel are out for an extended period of time, the UCLA game will have some serious long-lasting ramifications.

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There is no sidestepping it - this was one of the worst collapses in the history of team sports, and it came at the worst possible time for Sumlin, who will still be highly paid for a couple of years if he's fired, but is probably done being on short lists for National Football League head coaching jobs. "Our players were more talented tonight". "I'm not real happy". I said nothing when we had multiple awesome recruiting classes, only to see key players leave our school or underperform. "And comments, whether they're good or bad, my focus is on what we can do to be better".

Texas A&M will host Nicholls State on Saturday. "We didn't get it done as coaches", Sumlin said regarding the game.

Though Buzbee made it sound as if he would have a vote in firing Sumlin, Texas A&M Board of Regents chairperson Charles Schwartz told ESPN the board can hire and fire only the chancellor of the A&M system.

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