I am in the exact same boat
I like Sumlin.
i like Texas A & M
but I had rather we won!
I really like Sumlin also. I didn't know alot about him before the game and still don't but when he was interviewed at the game it was nothing but class. Hope he does well at aTm.
He also was a former grad assistant under .......... Mike Price (at WSU). It's a small world, after all.
He and Petrino worked together on a couple of different occasions, first at Idaho (Petrino was QB/OC for Smith) and then at Arkansas (Smith was ST for Petrino). McElwain worked for Smith at Louisville (WR/ST). Nussmeier played under Petrino and Smith at Idaho but never coached with either.
As for Price's connection to all of the above, he took over at Washington State the year after Smith left there as DC. Smith then ended up just about 10 minutes away at the University of Idaho, and they coached against either other for years. But best I can tell, Price never coached with any of them.
Just checked out his bio, said his hometown was Indianapolis, IN he graduated from Purdue in 1988. No mention of Brewton.
"My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but never preserved except in memory LLAP" Leonard Nimoy
Sumlin himself talked about being born in Brewton and his grandmother still living there when he was on Finebaum back in the summer.