Central Florida targeting former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 3, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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Central Florida is targeting former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin to be its next head coach, according to multiple reports Sunday.

The position came open at UCF on Saturday after Scott Frost accepted the coaching job at Nebraska, his alma mater.

Frost, a former Nebraska quarterback, coached the Knights to a 12-0 record and an American Athletic Conference championship. The now 12th-ranked Knights are the only remaining unbeaten team in the FBS.

The announcement of Frost taking the job with the Cornhuskers came minutes after UCF completed a 62-55, double-overtime victory over Memphis in the AAC title game.

CBS Tampa first reported UCF's interest in Sumlin and that the two sides were already negotiating a deal.

Texas A&M fired Sumlin on Nov. 26 after he went 51-26 in six seasons. He is 86-43 overall as a head coach at Houston (2008-11) and Texas A&M (2012-17).

Sumlin also had discussions last week with Tennessee about its head-coaching vacancy.

UCF also is expected to consider offensive coordinator Troy Walters for its opening. Walters was named the team's interim coach on Saturday, but Frost still hopes to coach in the team's upcoming bowl game.

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