Texas A&M's Sumlin gets new contract

Feb. 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM
| License Photo

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Football Coach Kevin Sumlin, who guided Texas A&M to an 11-2 record in his first year at the school, was given a new contract with the SEC member through 2017.

Sumlin, 48, will be paid $3.1 million a year, The Dallas Morning News reported. Sumlin's previous deal with Texas A&M paid him $2 million.

The Morning News, which posted the contract on its website, said Sumlin, effective April 1, will receive $500,000 in salary with supplemental payments starting at $2.6 million in 2013, going to $2.725 million in 2015 and being reduced to $2.3 million in 2017.

The overall package reportedly includes bonuses for achievements such as winning the SEC title, bowl games appearances and $400,000 should the Aggies win the college football national championship.

Sumlin built a 35-17 record in four seasons at Houston, his first head coaching position, before joining Texas A&M before last season.

The Aggies' 11-2 2012 season included a Cotton Bowl victory while quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy and offensive tackle Luke Joeckel was awarded the Outland Trophy.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants - NFL Week 5 preview
Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle meets NCAA investigators
Dallas Cowboys' Jason Garrett talks with Greg Hardy about comments
Jeff Gordon eyes 'huge' win at Charlotte