Of all the good that comes with hiring a coach that has won a national championship, it also comes with added pressure to be successful quickly in order to justify his monster contract. You won’t see this in Fisher, or in any of his assistants that came over from Florida State, but you could see this manifest in the players or either of the coordinators.
The human element of sports is rarely accounted for, mostly because it cannot be quantified on paper. Despite all of the changes in practice and how much more mentally prepared the Aggies might be compared to the previous coaching staff, you simply can’t simulate the feeling in games.
Not to mention, Fisher has a history of expecting a lot from his players and can be hard on them. You don’t know how much that will wear down a kid until it happens to them. Fisher is a far cry from the player’s coach that Sumlin is, and most of the time star athletes will only accept that kind of coaching when they are winning.
This will definitely be something to keep an eye on for the 2018 season.