Kevin Sumlin signs Texas A&M contract extension, details on new deal released

It’s official. Texas A&M fans can breath easier knowing that Kevin Sumlin has signed his contract extension. The new deal, worth $5 million annually, will keep Sumlin in College Station through the 2019 season.

With the Texas Longhorns’ head coaching position rumored to be opening, the Aggies made sure to secure Sumlin for the long haul. If he chooses to leave, not only will Sumlin’s buyout be $5 million, but he’ll also have to pay $5 million to the school himself.

The post-Johnny Manziel era will likely begin in 2014, meaning Sumlin will be tasked with proving his worth without college football’s most electric player.

In his two seasons at the helm, Sumlin has coached Texas A&M to a 19-6 overall record, as well as Manziel to a Heisman Trophy.