Texas A&M Football: 5 takeaways from Aggies’ Belk Bowl loss

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1. Come save us, Jimbo Fisher

During his inaugural press conference at Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher promised Aggies that they would never have higher expectations than he did. He knew he was being hired to win championships, national championships. Through the highs and the lows of the Belk Bowl this did not look like a team that was ready to contend for championships of any kind.

Fisher leaves the ACC and Dabo Swinney for the SEC dominated by Nick Saban. The road won’t get any easier for him, but the expectations are through the roof. Clemson and Alabama are two of Fisher’s first four opponents as the head coach at Texas A&M.

The Belk Bowl will be the last memory of Texas A&M football that fans have to hold on from the Kevin Sumlin era. Another painful, frustrating November that bled into December that will hopefully be juxtaposed with a season to remember (for the right reasons) in 2018.

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Texas A&M went all in on Jimbo Fisher, signing him to a 10-year, $75 Million dollar contract. Whether or not the contract was wise doesn’t matter as much as Fisher’s results will next season and beyond. It’s not going to be easy, but if Fisher is able to bring a championship to College Station he may just be immortalized in Aggie legend forever.