The University of Arizona has fired head coach Kevin Sumlin after three seasons. The Wildcats started the 2020 season 0-5 and have lost 12 straight games dating back to last season.
Breaking: Arizona announced that Kevin Sumlin has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 12, 2020
He finishes his Arizona tenure with an overall record of 9-20. pic.twitter.com/3BSjjLmsDs
The former SEC Coach of the Year, Sumlin arrived in Tucson in 2018 after spending the previous six seasons with Texas A&M. He went 51-26 in College Station, with the high point being the 2012 season in which the Aggies finished fifth in the AP Poll and quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman.
He was never able to repeat that success in the Pac-12, finishing his Wildcat career with a 9-20 record, with just six conference wins under his belt.
Prior to becoming a head coach, Sumlin coached wide receivers and tight ends for a variety of programs, including Purdue and Minnesota. He could easily land a job with a program looking to boost their offensive staff.