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Kevin Sumlin reportedly tells NFL teams he’s staying at A&M

Exactly one year ago today, a report surfaced that Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin will remain at the school after rebuffing overtures from multiple NFL clubs. As we get set to flip the calendar from 2014 to 2015, it’s lather, rinse and repeat on that front.

Citing multiple team and league sources, ESPN.com wrote late Wednesday morning that “Sumlin has informed several NFL teams that have expressed interest in him that he will stay with the Aggies.” The specific teams who expressed interest weren’t mentioned, although the list of clubs in search of a new coach includes Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.

The NFL rumors regarding Sumlin have become quite the tradition in College Station. In addition to the talk this time last year, Sumlin reportedly turned down the job with the Philadelphia Eagles that ultimately went to Chip Kelly. The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns also had an interest in Sumlin during the 2012-13 coaching carousel.

For all of the NFL chatter, Sumlin has spent his entire 27-year coaching career at the collegiate level. At A&M Sumlin has posted a 28-11 overall mark in three years, although his losses in SEC play have increased every season, from two in the football program’s first season in the conference to four to five this season.

The report on Sumlin came on the day same day that UCLA’s Jim Mora was mentioned as a possibility with the Jets.