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7-6, 4th in SEC - West

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Texas A&M is hiring Minnesota defensive backs coach Mo Linguist for the same position. TexAgs first reported the move. Linguist is a Dallas native who played at Baylor and has moved up the ranks quickly. Excellent recruiter who was at Mississippi State in 2016. Nice addition by Jimbo Fisher and Mike Elko.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

As first reported by SI's Bruce Feldman, a source confirms that former Texas A&M OC Noel Mazzone will follow Sumlin to Arizona in the same capacity. In Mazzone's first year with the Aggies in 2016, A&M was one of a handful of FBS team to average over 200 rushing and passing yards per game, while gaining 467.1 total yards per game. Those numbers dropped in 2017, as A&M averaged just 406.8 YPG and were held under 100 yards rushing five times.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Arizona is hiring former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its next head coach. An official announcement is expected shortly. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire. Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin also interviewed for the position, along with Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo.

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Arizona hires former Texas A&M coach Sumlin

Arizona has hired Kevin Sumlin as its football coach, replacing Rich Rodriguez. Sumlin was 51-26 in six seasons at Texas A&M before being fired after the 2017 season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Arizona is hiring former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its next head coach. An official announcement is expected shortly. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire. Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin also interviewed for the position, along with Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo.

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Notre Dame's loss is Texas A&M's gain with Elko (2:05)
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16dAdam Rittenberg

Elko leaves Notre Dame for A&M DC position

Mike Elko will receive a multiyear contract from Texas A&M and is expected to earn approximately $2 million annually, a source told ESPN's Chris Low.

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16dAdam Rittenberg

Source: LSU to pay DC Aranda $2.5M per year

LSU and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda have agreed to a new four-year deal that will pay the assistant $2.5 million annually, according to a source.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Dave Aranda is remaining at LSU after Texas A&M made a push to hire him as its defensive coordinator. Aranda is the nation's highest-paid assistant and just completed his second year as Tigers defensive coordinator.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN wide receiver Jacob Copeland said he's visiting Texas A&M on January 20, Alabama on Jan. 26 and Florida before signing day.

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Wake Forest stuns Texas A&M in Belk Bowl (1:14)
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Texas A&M falls short to Wake Forest 55-52 (2:44)
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Wake Forest beats Texas A&M in a thriller (2:02)
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Wake Forest's Washington makes incredible catch (0:21)
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The Bear, The Bot, and a Baby pick Friday's bowl games (1:51)
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Fisher's ties run deep in the SEC (6:29)
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Midterm football recruiting class grades

The first early signing period is in the books. With almost seven weeks until national signing day, some grades are incomplete, but here's how teams have fared.

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29dGerry Hamilton

Winners and losers from the early signing period

Georgia is on top of the class rankings, so the Bulldogs are clear winners from the early signing period. Who else won, and who struggled on the trail?

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29dTom VanHaaren

New coaches earn mixed results in early signing period

Coaches who took over at new schools had a tough task getting rolling before the early signing period. Some, including Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen, have survived, while others have a lot of work to do to salvage their classes.

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