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Spotlight: Kevin Sumlin's seat just gets hotter after former recruit downs Texas A&M

Spotlight: Kevin Sumlin's seat just gets hotter after former recruit downs Texas A&M

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including recruiting gaffes.

Beleaguered Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin had to explain this week why he let quarterback Jarrett Stidham slip away to Auburn. “There’s a lot of things that go into the recruiting process,” he told reporters, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The question probably won’t be going away. Stidham grew up three hours from College Station — as the pick-up truck drives — in Stephenville, Texas. He went to Baylor, but left Waco during the Art Briles scandal. Stidham was courted by Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M.

Sumlin backed away, preferring highly-touted recruit Kellen Mond.

Stidham finally got to...

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