Terms of the deal were not announced and must be approved during a Feb. 1 meeting of the A&M board of regents, said athletic director Eric Hyman. In Sumlin’s first season, A&M (11-2) finished No. 5 in both postseason polls, the school’s highest finish in the college football rankings since 1956, and recorded only the fourth season in school history with 11 or more victories. A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the 2012 Heisman Trophy and offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, an Arlington High School graduate, won the 2012 Outland Trophy.
_ Jimmy Burch