Texas A&M's loss to Auburn in Week 10 ensures the Aggies will not reach 10 wins for the fifth-straight season, and another loss guarantees a fourth-straight non-nine win season. And while that mediocrity should ultimately lead to the dismissal of head coach Kevin Sumlin, there's a bigger reason within that mediocrity that warrants a coaching change.
Sumlin has never won more than one SEC West home game in each of his six seasons as head coach. He went 1-1 in both 2012 and 2014 and 1-2 in 2013 and 2015. Those were followed by last year's 0-2 mark and this year's 0-3 dud.
It's hard to compete for SEC championships — which, even with Alabama in the division, is the expectation in College Station — when you can't win a divisional home game. Heck, it's hard to compete for top-three finishes in the West when you can't win a divisional home game. Barring unexpected results over the regular season's final three weeks, the Aggies will finish outside the West's top three for the fifth-straight season. During that time, they've finished fourth (2013), sixth (2014), fifth (2015) and fourth (2016).
Texas A&M is not only failing to contend for SEC and national championships, they're failing to beat divisional foes at home, which is one of the best home environments in college football and should provide a tremendous advantage.
A seven-game home losing streak to SEC West teams should warrant Kevin Sumlin's dismissal.