Kevin Sumlin has signed a new deal with Texas A&M which is worth around $5million-a-year, and it keeps the coach at the Aggies until 2019, according to ESPN.

The Aggies have won eight of their last 12 games, but have lost their last two matches against LSU and Missouri.

Athletic director Eric Hyman doesn't believe that these detract from his achievements however, and is in no doubt that Sumlin has proven his worth with the University.

"Coach Sumlin has demonstrated why he is considered among the nation's elite football coaches," he said.

The 49-year-old's record is 19-6 with the Aggies, and in his career, combined with the Houston Cougars, he has a record of 54-23.

Hyman went on to say the University are fully backing head coach Sumlin, whose contract will become legitimate pending approval by the school's board of regents.

"His coaching and recruiting abilities are secondary to his integrity, class and passion for his students athletes and the University. Texas A&M is making a sincere commitment to Kevin," he concluded.

The coach is trying to keep his focus on winning football matches, and is proud to be apart of the University programme that has achieved great things in recent times - with the help of Johnny Manziel at quarterback.

"We have only just begun to lay the foundation for this sustained, long term success here at Texas A&M," he concluded.

"We will work hard every day to make this great institution and the 12th man proud."

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