Tony Buzbee

Houston attorney and Texas A&M University System Regent Tony Buzbee, a former member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, laughs with guests at a reception to dedicate the new Buzbee Leadership Learning Center on the Texas A&M campus Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.

Texas A&M University System Regent Tony Buzbee vented  his frustration with the Aggies' 45-44 loss at UCLA on Sunday in a Facebook post by saying he would vote to fire head coach Kevin Sumlin.

"Our players were better tonight," Buzbee said in the Facebook post. "Our players were more talented tonight. But coaches were dominated on national TV, yet again. I'm only one vote on the Board of Regents but when the time comes my vote will be that Kevin Sumlin needs to GO. In my view he should go now. We owe it to our school and our players. We can do better."

Buzbee, a Houston-area attorney, has served on the Board of Regents since 2013. 

Here is the full Facebook post from Sunday night:

(5) comments

Jerome Gardiner

What has Sumlin accomplished? Thank the good Lord that Texas A&M has such loyal fans. You would fill your stadium if you were 0-10, but in any other venue where Sumlin has to produce to be profitable, he would be out. Sorry, the comments from Buzbee might be hard to listen to, but he simply stated an opinion that many also believe is true. I'm might an LSU fan, but you are one of the premier programs in the SEC, but have not played up to your potential.

Mickey Coe

Buzbee is a piece of uneducated cat dung not fit to sit on the Regents. A disgrace to A&M. He knows so much about football that he couldn't fold the towels for our team. He needs to go back where he came from picking cotton in the Brazos Valley! What a disgrace to us all.

My Observation

That could be said for ALL of the regents. Last I checked, you didn't need a brain to be one but you needed deep pockets. Pay to play!


WOW – what a jerk! I’m not talking about Coach Sumlin, I’m talking about Tony Buzbee. Although in all fairness, Coach Sumlin may be a jerk too - just not in this instance. Anyway, I’m sure all of the readers know who Mr. Buzbee is. He’s the honorable regent that felt the need to brag and remind us all that he had “been on the Board of Regents for the A&M System for almost seven years.” (I hope he doesn’t make 8!)
Anyway, Mr. Buzbee quickly points out that he “never said a word when he (Sumlin) and his agent … “, then he says, “I said nothing about his arrogance and his mishandling … “, then he shared “I said nothing when we had multiple awesome recruiting classes, only to see key players leave … “. Well, Esquire, thank you for telling us the things you didn’t say.
You opened your diatribe with, “I'm sure I may be criticized for this post but I honestly don't care.” Really? Well, you should care.
I’m not a huge fan of Coach Sumlin. I’ve heard of more than one instance of him being an arrogant jerk, too (kinda reminds me of a certain attorney that has “been on the Board of Regents for the A&M System for almost seven years”). But, I AM a huge fan of Texas A&M. I don’t even have a problem with Mr. Buzbee’s opinion. But a classy university deserves better regents than those that air out their trash talk on social media. Vote your vote – that’s what you are there for. But get out of the gutter and strive for a respectable level of class, because you just showed that you ain’t there, yet.

Brazos County Citizen

Like you, I tend to agree with his statement for the most part but question the appropriateness of it in a public forum and in his position as a Regent.

FYI, Buzbee was arrested for DWI just last year but completed "an intervention" to have the charges dismissed. He's a very prominent lawyer in Houston, would expect otherwise?

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