Arizona Fires Kevin Sumlin

By Matthew Filipovits on December 12, 2020 at 11:03 pm
Nov 24, 2018; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Kevin Sumlin watches as his team warms up before playing the Arizona State Sun Devils at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

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.