Texas A&M Football: 5 reasons Aggies can contend in year one

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Jimbo’s history with Quarterbacks

Jimbo Fisher has a history of turning average quarterbacks into studs at the college level. His pro-style offense never asked them to do too much, unless of course you are super-talented like Jameis Winston, who won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship.

Removing Winston from the picture, Fisher made first-round draft picks out of Christian Ponder and E.J. Manuel, neither of whom were very good at the next level. He also turned Everett Golson into a competent passer.

Golson transferred from Notre Dame, where he was averaging around 59 percent completions, a QB rating in the high 130s and had 41 touchdowns to 20 interceptions in two years, and Fisher turned him into a guy with 67 percent completions, a QB rating approaching 150 and 11 touchdowns to just three interceptions.

Fisher also worked wonders with LSU quarterbacks like JaMarcus Russell and Matt Flynn. Both flamed out in the NFL but were excellent college quarterbacks for the Tigers. Jimbo can have the same effect on both Nick Starkel and Kellen Mond, and could even potentially turn both into high NFL Draft picks.