clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Eagles coaching rumors: Philadelphia pursued Kevin Sumlin, who wants to stay in college

New, comments

The Eagles coaching search is all over the place.

Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

It's time to add another name to the Philadelphia Eagles' head coaching search. And then immediately cross it off (?). According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Eagles pursued Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin at the start of their latest head coaching search, but it doesn't seem like he's leaving college.

This tidbit doesn't come as a surprise. The Eagles reportedly offered Sumlin the head coaching job back in 2013, but he seemingly turned it down.

Sumlin has gone 36–16 since taking over Texas A&M in 2012. His name has come up in the NFL coaching circuit more often in the past than it has recently. If this latest report is true, it seems like he's content with staying with the Aggies.

Still, it's interesting to see the Eagles had interest in going back to a college coach without any NFL experience after just firing Kelly. Or maybe the report is just an attempt to paint Sumlin in a good light. With so many agendas out there in such a crazy time, who really knows.