A&M’s Kevin Sumlin thinking big picture 

July, 27, 2012
One of the first items on Kevin Sumlin's to-do list when he arrived at Texas A&M was to hire a staff of what he calls "two-dimensional" coaches.

He didn't want some of his guys to be considered just good recruiters while others were considered just good coaches. He wanted each of the assistant coaches he hired to be both.

"And that’s harder to do than you think," Sumlin said. "Football has gotten so competitive, particularly in this league, that I just felt like we needed nine guys that could recruit and nine guys that could coach. That would seem easy to do because that’s the job description, but the pool of people out there like that is very limited. And it’s a highly competitive market for those people."

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