Texas A&M Football: 5 questions Aggies must answer in 2018

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5. How will the fanbase react to Jimbo Fisher’s first season?

Scott Woodward did not mince words when he issued his ultimatum to Kevin Sumlin last offseason. 8-5 isn’t good enough at Texas A&M. Woodward didn’t shy away when it came time to make good on his demand, firing Sumlin at the end of the season and hiring Jimbo Fisher. The former Florida State head coach was given a 10-year, $75 Million dollar contract and a clear vision – win a championship at Texas A&M.

10 years is a long time, but the fan base is more expectant now than they were following Johnny Manziel’s miraculous 2012 campaign. Which brings us to the unspoken question, “How many wins is enough for Fisher in year one?”

The Aggies play Clemson and Alabama in the first four weeks of the 2018 season. Auburn and LSU are also on the schedule. The road will be difficult, but big guns like Fisher aren’t brought in to coach against also-rans. The SEC West is going to pose a true test and Fisher will have one offseason to prepare.

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Fisher can put all concerns to bed by winning 10 games in 2018. That’s a mark that Aggies haven’t seen since 2012. Fisher won 10 or more games six times in his eight seasons at Florida State. Bringing that consistency to College Station would be a great place to start.