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.
At start of their search, #Eagles pursued #Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, source said. He's told people he wants to stay in college now.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 9, 2016
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.