Texas A&M’s sexist football clinic reflects poorly on Kevin Sumlin

What was Kevin Sumlin thinking when he hired offensive line coach Jim Turner in February?

He was probably thinking about the Aggies’ O-line, which was a mess last season — unable to effectively protect in the passing game or gain yards on short-yardage downs.

Desperation can make football coaches overlook a lot of things, and in this case, Sumlin, who enters the 2016 season on the hot seat, overlooked glaring character concerns.

If Turner was a recruit, Sumlin would be a fool to sign him, but as a 51-year-old coach, Turner was able to put pen to Texas AM stationary and land a six-figure salary in the process.

Turner will forgo that salary for the next two weeks, though, as he’s on suspension after he and another AM coach created a sexually suggestive, sexist and unquestionably unprofessional PowerPoint presentation for a women’s football clinic at Kyle Field earlier this week. 

Turner and the other suspended coach, tight ends coach Jim Banks, released a statement Friday that claimed it was a “failed attempt at humor.”

It’s not Turner’s first “failed attempt” at humor.

Jim Turner (Getty)

If Jim Turner’s name rings a bell, it’s not because it’s a common moniker. It’s because he was one of the first people fired in the wake of the Miami

Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/texas-ams-sexist-football-clinic-should-reflect-poorly-on-kevin-sumlin-072916

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