Sumlin, Stoops, cross paths again

January, 3, 2013
With the AT&T Cotton Bowl fast approaching, SoonerNation's Jake Trotter takes a look at the relationship between the team's head coaches, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin.

Sumlin, who is in his first year at Texas A&M, worked for Stoops as an offensive assistant from 2003-2007 before leaving to take his first head coaching job at Houston. Stoops dished an assist to Sumlin with a phone call, giving him a ringing endorsement to then-Houston athletic director Dave Maggard. Later, Maggard hired Sumlin and the rest is history, as he led the Cougars to great success and is doing the same so far at Texas A&M.

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