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Job well done: Kevin Sumlin, A&M coaches in line for raises

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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:33 am, Fri Feb 1, 2013.

The Texas A&M System Board of Regents on Thursday authorized A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin to negotiate pay raises and extensions with head football coach Kevin Sumlin and his coaching staff.

The authorization comes nearly two weeks after the university announced an agreement for new compensation packages for the entire staff, pending board approval. In a news release, A&M said that there is an agreement in place on key contractual terms, such as compensation, but there are some additional details still under review before the contracts can actually be signed.

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  • elf2crybaby posted at 11:51 pm on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    elf2crybaby Posts: 1

    Poor elf, maybe you don't deserve a raise because you don't do your job THAT WELL. Here is a Kleenex, I've never met a bigger cry baby in my entire life. All of you academic types are crybabies.

  • cassius posted at 8:08 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    cassius Posts: 1

    he is payed for by the taxpayers idiot. you are all for redistributing our wealth to some overpaid sports dropout that cant do a real job. and he doesnt need a new 450million $ facility that will be used 6 or 7 times a year and take 30 years to pay off.

  • because posted at 4:45 am on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    because Posts: 298

    "I guess football is just more important than academics at TAMU"

    How long are you at A&M? I guess not that long, if you found out only now......

    This is a perverted system.

  • elf posted at 10:00 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1564

    More of my undergraduate students this year than ever before qualified and entered graduate or other professional schools after graduation. This is where we get our Doctors and other professional people from. Noone seems to think I deserve a raise for doing my job well. I guess football is just more important than academics at TAMU.

  • roy g posted at 8:45 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    roy g Posts: 708

    Wondering if this might be KyleAg/BCS again ...

  • master of disaster posted at 7:10 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 504

    "Raise"? What is this..."raise"?

    Now that Engineering is getting ready to add 13,000 more students by 2025, I guess that would be more butts in the seats of Kyle Field, more tickets sold, and more revene for the football program. With 100% more students, no new faculty, and no new resources, don't expect these new recruits to be able to spell "AGGIES" correctly.

  • ftw posted at 5:34 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1234

    Yes, I hope they don't jinx things. I believe giving credit where credit is due, and Sumlin did a nice job. But remember, those were Sherman's recruits. Sumlin made the most of it, and I hope he can continue the success.

    But I would prefer to see this happen more than once before pulling out the check book. We have been down that road before.

  • obasfirst posted at 12:31 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 621

    typical fox talking head.
    Who was talking about "Redistribution of Wealth"?

    Those liberal professors were responsible for about $700 MILLION in research expenditures. Those liberal professors were responsible for maintaining A&M academic ranking. Those liberal professors prepare students to become successful employees/employers. Without those liberal professors your tuition would me MUCH higher.

    Who is the "Moron" now?

  • posted at 12:29 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.


    Rijuara: Oh, I get coaching is valued more in society than college or other forms of teaching...thus higher pay! And, if you want higher pay, you need to move to Europe? I don't begrudge Sumlin and his excellent coaches their money....I was just pointing out the double standard when it comes to rewarding excellence at the university...

  • posted at 12:24 pm on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.


    So, to have an opinion I am punished by having to move to Europe? And, you are labeling me liberal based on wanting to see excellence in all endeavors rewarded? Do you want your children educated by a low paid, unqualified individual? Is that what you are after?

  • obasfirst posted at 11:10 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 621

    if it's all about free market why the BOR was so against raisin tuition? Demand to study at A&M is very high, supply is limited. Free market tells me to increase tuition.

  • Rjiura posted at 9:16 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    Rjiura Posts: 81

    Hey all you "Moron" posters. It is called "Free Market" and what the "Like Job" is paying. If you want in on the action you should become a successful "Head Football Coach" in the SEC. All you "Liberal Professors" with the "Redistribution of Wealth attitude" should move to Europe!!

  • posted at 8:56 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.


    I am so happy when excellence is recognized with raises. We appreciate it when the Regents back these proposals, the Gov doesn't object and the public is on board....especially when the activity relates to the core academic mission of the university.....opps, my mistake...initially I thought the story was about members of the outstanding faculty and staff at A& bad...they don't get much reward no matter how well they do...see they only teach, research, advise, lead, educate the leaders of tomorrow, etc. They are not in the entertainment stupid of me. Sorry to waste your time.

  • EastBryan posted at 7:33 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    EastBryan Posts: 7

    Well Done Sumlin.."Sumlin led the Aggies to their first top-5 finish since 1956."Now lets now try and give Sherman all the credit[rolleyes].. Lets give the man the credit he deserves!

  • hotdog posted at 7:30 am on Fri, Feb 1, 2013.

    hotdog Posts: 533

    They did their job and will stay on board without this raise but nooooo we throw money at them because we can. Why not wait until they have another sucessful year and we might loose them and then pay more to fight off them leaving. Yes it was a great year. Yes they did a good job. But they were paid to do what they did. Now let's see if this is a sign of the direction of the program or a result of the actions and recruiting of the prior coach. I just don't get it.



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