Wildcat Breakdown: The hiring of Kevin Sumlin

Wildcat Breakdown: The hiring of Kevin Sumlin
(Cover photo courtesy: AP)
(Cover photo courtesy: AP)

TUCSON, AZ - UA Football began a new era this week with the hiring of Kevin Sumlin as head football coach of the Wildcats.

Sumlin, who has been a Division I head coach for nine seasons at two separate universities, is the first black head coach in program history.

Our David Kelly and tight end Glenn Howell (UA '85) dive into Sumlin's introductory press conference, the sheer number of Wildcat alums who were in the room at the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility and how the new coach feels about one of the program's old coaches, Dick Tomey.

The pair began their relationship of analyzing the Cats in 2010 when D.K. was the anchor for the Arizona Wildcats Radio Network and Howell was a TV sideline reporter for the UA football games produced by Arizona IMG College.

Howell, a local fitness professional, appears every Friday (or the night before a game) during the season for Wildcat Preview as he and Kelly get you set for the upcoming UA contest and then again on Breakdown each Sunday where the duo recap the highs and lows from the recently completed Cats affair.

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