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Sonny Cumbie Turns Down Texas

After weighing his options, Sonny Cumbie decided to remain a member of the Horned Frogs' coaching staff.

TCU co-offensive coordinator and quaterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie anounced on Wednesday that he will remain on TCU's coaching staff despite the Longhorns' efforts to lure him away. 

"I want to thank Charlie Strong and everyone at the University of Texas for the opportunity to be the Offensive Coordinator there," Cumbie said. "It is a position that I have seriously considered and given much thought too. There are many factors that go into making decisions like this and after weighing them all, TCU is where my family and I want to stay."

Earlier in the week, it was reported that Texas had offered Cumbie $1.3 million to become of Longhorns' offesnive coordinator. Chip Brown of Horns Digest reported that Cumbie went to Austin with his wife to visit the University's campus and look at houses in the area.

Cumbie, along with fellow co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, was hired by TCU head coach Gary Patterson in 2013 to implement the Air Raid offense. Many are speculating that Texas head coach Charlie Strong was courting Cumbie to Texas to do the same. 

Since both Cumbie and Meacham were hired in 2013, TCU has become one of the nation's best offensive teams. This year the Frogs finished the season ranked fourth in Division I for total offense with 6,772 total yards. 

Cumbie and TCU will be headed to San Antonio on Jan. 2 to face the No. 15 Oregon Ducks in the Alamo Bowl. 


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