Report: A&M's Sumlin courted by NFL teams

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Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin is happy with the Aggies, but that won't stop him from being linked to NFL jobs.

Sumlin told the San Antonio Express News that he's had a chance to become an NFL head coach, but didn't offer details. A report said Sumlin turned down the Philadelphia Eagles job that eventually went to Oregon's Chip Kelly, while reported that Sumlin was courted by three NFL teams this offseason.

"Everybody knows what I do (now)," Sumlin told the Express. "I've never coached in the NFL. I've had plenty of opportunities to do that, both as an assistant coach and even as a head coach. But there's a reason I coach college football, and we've got a lot of work to do here. We're still playing catch-up, and we finished third in the SEC West last year (behind Alabama and LSU).

"Maybe later - sometime later. But it won't be anytime soon."

Interest in Sumlin will only increase with continued success at Texas A&M, who went 11-2 in 2012.

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