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Yes, Kevin Sumlin just signed a six-year contract extension with Texas A&M. No, that doesn't mean he absolutely has to stay there.
While it's rather unlikely that he leaves the Aggies, if the Texans are willing pay him an exorbitant amount of money, Sumlin could bolt for the NFL.
We've seen it happen before with hot college coaches.
Sumlin's University of Houston teams were offensive juggernauts—just ask Case Keenum—and Texas A&M certainly hasn't had any problem scoring points over the past two seasons with Sumlin at the helm.
The Cougars averaged 37.7 points per game in 2010 and led the NCAA in scoring with 49.3 points per game in 2011.
Texas A&M scored 44.5 points per game in Sumlin's first year in College Station and will head into this season's bowl game with a 43.6-point average.
Texans owner Bob McNair may very well be aggressive in his pursuit of Sumlin because he's a respected and established in-state coach.