Sumlin ideal to recruit fertile Houston landscape

Updated: March 4, 2008, 6:16 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Sitting in a cramped office in an Indianapolis skyscraper soon after his college graduation in 1987, Kevin Sumlin couldn't have been more miserable.

After a standout football career at Purdue, Sumlin hoped to continue playing at the next level. But his lack of size and speed pushed him to a business career in which he worked as a group insurance underwriter in his first job.

"I found out what I wanted to do. And after a few weeks it definitely wasn't that," ...

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