It's been a rough week for Texas A&M Football. A very terrible week that has seen the top two quarterbacks transfer and one wide receiver get suspended. So the next logical step was of course for HornsDigest's Chip Brown (yes, that Chip Brown) to go on air with Bo Mattingly, an Arkansas sports radio talk host, to share the following information, which based on his track record of reporting, is probably false:
Brown: The Texas A&M chancellor is unhappy with the direction of the program & is working to terminate Kevin Sumlin’s contract.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) December 18, 2015
Brown: I’m told today that a decision to terminate Sumlin’s contract could also include a decision to get rid of the AD Eric Hyman.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) December 18, 2015
Brown: There’s a $20M buyout for Sumlin, and I’m told Sharp is going to try and cut that in half or fire Sumlin for cause.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) December 18, 2015
But Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp has refuted these reports, according to the Houston Chronicle:
At this point there is not much else to go on other than what Chip Brown, a Longhorn pay site reporter with a history of mistakes, said on an Arkansas radio show and John Sharp's curt rebuttal. But that's college football in 2015. Sumlin is averaging nine wins per season in his first four years in the SEC and the 2015 college football season has already seen an enormous amount of coaching turnover.