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Kevin Sumlin and his staff are getting upgraded contracts

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After going 11-2 and 6-2 in the SEC, that included a victory over eventual national champion Alabama and a win in the Cotton Bowl, Kevin Sumlin told FOX 26 Sports Texas A&M is upgrading his contract, as well as the contracts of his assistant coaches.

"That announcement is coming," Sumlin said. "Our guys are comfortable with it. I'm comfortable with it.

"We want to make sure our assistants are taken care of, based on what the market is out there."

Sumlin is a finalist  for the Paul Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award, which is announced Thursday night in Houston.

The event benefits the American Heart Association.

The San Antonio Express-News first reported last week that Aggies athletics director Eric Hyman was in the process of meeting with Sumlin concerning his contract and the contracts for his assistant coaches.

Sumlin is thrilled that Hyman and the school are being proactive about contracts for the football staff.

"It means a lot," Sumlin said. "The commitment to me and our coaching staff is a big deal.

"It's one that reflects our commitment as a coaching staff to Texas A&M and also their commitment to us."

Sumlin originally signed a five-year contract with Texas A&M worth about $2 million a year.

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