The Aggies have found their man. After an extensive search spanning over 4 weeks and several prospects, Coach Sumlin has reached an agreement with LSU’s John Chavis. This is an outstanding hire, one that Aggie fans and players will absolutely love.
Since becoming LSU’s defensive coordinator in 2009, Chavis has fielded a defense that has only given up 308.4 yards on average, good for 12th nationally. His best defense was in 2011 where LSU held opponents to just 261.5 yards and 11.3 points en route to a national championship appearance. With other defensive stints in Tennessee and Alabama, John Chavis would bring a wealth of SEC experience to this A&M squad.
*Warning NSFW: Charts below depict a side by side comparison of A&M’s defense to LSU’s.*
Chavis will reportedly receive a 3-year deal worth 1.7 million per year. LSU was offering him just a 3-year deal of approximately 1.3 million per year. Sumlin has proven to be quite the recruiter with top 10 classes the past two years and a third on the way. But Sumlin’s ability to steal “The Chief” away from LSU is his biggest and best coup yet.