News has come down this morning that TCU co-Offensive Coordinator Sonny Cumbie has declined an offer to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Texas to remain on staff at TCU. The news was first reported by Jeremy Clark of Horned Frog Blitz.
Breaking: #TCU Co-OC @SonnyCumbie_TCU staying at #TCU— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB) December 9, 2015
#TCU coach @SonnyCumbie_TCU turned town offer to become #Texas OC— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB) December 9, 2015
Texas has moved on to their next choice, Tulsa OC Sterlin Gilbert, who was in Austin this morning for an interview.
The move comes after multiple days of tense waiting, as Cumbie met with Charlie Strong in Fort Worth on Sunday evening, where he received an offer reported around $1.3 million for three seasons to become Texas' next offensive coordinator. Cumbie met with Strong again on Monday, down in Austin, to continue the conversation.
However, Cumbie returned to Fort Worth on Monday evening without having reached a decision. He met with TCU head coach Gary Patterson on Tuesday morning, and was reportedly out recruiting for the Frogs on Tuesday afternoon.
Cumbie thanked Texas for the offer.
Cumbie: I want to thank Charlie Strong and everyone at the University of Texas for the opportunity to be the Offensive Coordinator there.— Jeremy Clark (@JClarkHFB) December 9, 2015