Nothing can really prepare a coach for what has happened since then.
Since Texas A&M hired him away from Houston he became one of the hot names in the sport, coached one of the most surprising Heisman Trophy winners ever and then dealt with Johnny Manziel experiencing a wave of social media publicity that has never been seen before in college football. In a year, Texas A&M went from being considered a middle-of-the-pack SEC team to one of the top programs in the country, with increased fan and media expectations to match. Now anyone who follows college football is well aware of who Sumlin is.
Yet Sumlin has taken the new fame and the new challenges in stride.Read More »from Kevin Sumlin on fans’ expectations, coaching Johnny Manziel, but not Alabama