Texas A&M makes Kevin Sumlin a $5 million man

The price of football coaches keeps going up, up, up. Texas A&M announced Thursday it had signed its head football coach, Kevin Sumlin, to a new deal worth $5 million per year.

And the Aggies had just given the 49-year-old Sumlin a hefty raise.

USA Today excerpt:

This is the second time in about a year that Sumlin has received a new contract from Texas A&M.

Under the deal he signed upon leaving Houston after the 2011 season, he was to be paid $2.436 million for 2012, including $436,000 related to the payment of his buyout to Houston.

After the 2012 season, Texas A&M increased his pay to $3.1 million for 2013, making him one of the nation’s 20 highest-paid football head coaches this season and one of 17 making at least $3 million.

There is a $5 million buyout in Sumlin’s new deal.

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