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Texas A&M, Houston combo an interesting one for D-FW satellite football camps

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin during warmups before the Aggies’ 2015 game against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin during warmups before the Aggies’ 2015 game against Arkansas at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. AP

The decision to allow satellite camps for NCAA football programs is creating some interesting partnerships this summer. One that jumps out: Texas A&M and Houston are partnering for three camps in June, based on signup information on both schools’ websites.

The two programs will co-host camps from June 9-11, with two stops at schools in Dallas-Fort Worth and one in East Texas. The D-FW camps will be held at Lancaster High School (June 9) and Coppell High School (June 10), with the East Texas camp at Kilgore High School (June 11).

Cost for any of the one day camps is $30 for those who register in advance or $40 for walkups. Registration information is online through either Texas A&M or Houston.

The coupling of these programs is interesting because former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen, who started 10 games for the Aggies last season, transferred to Houston in January. Allen’s departure, along with the transfer of fellow quarterback Kyler Murray to Oklahoma, has turned up the heat on Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin heading into the 2016 season.

Sumlin, who coached previously at Houston before taking the A&M job, ranks No. 1 on the list of the nation’s most embattled college coaches per the website CoachesHotSeat.com. A popular replacement choice among A&M fans, if a change is made following the 2016 season? Current Houston coach Tom Herman, whose team finished 13-1 last season in his first year at the school.

Jimmy Burch: 817-390-7760, @Jimmy_Burch

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