Texas A&M football head coach Jimbo Fisher couldn’t possibly be any more Aggie than the things he said at Brazos County Coach’s Night.
When Athletic Director Scott Woodward decided to leave Texas A&M after maybe making the two “splashiest” hires in the school’s history for the football and basketball programs, stealing two coaches from established ACC programs, many Texas A&M football fans panicked. I can’t lie, I was among them. It was easy to imagine Jimbo Fisher leaving given how little he hid the fact working with Woodward was a big reason he chose A&M.
However, Fisher has spent the past month or so (maybe on purpose) convincing the public he loves it in Aggieland and has no intention on going anywhere. His appearance at the Brazos County Coach’s Night may take the cake.
He recently purchased an $80,000 calf (the price of which was actually offset by his $150,000 graduation bonus) and a fan in the crowd asked him what type. Fisher replied “Angus. Angus cows. I wasn’t gonna buy no longhorn.”
AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE GONNA DO TO EM, AGGIES!
WE’RE GONNA BEAT THE EVER-LIVIN’
FIGHTIN’ TEXAS AGGIE ANGUS COWS
FIGHTIN’ TEXAS AGGIE THATS MY FOOTBAW COACH
FIGHTIN’ TEXAS AGGIE ONLY ELITE COWS FOR OUR COACH
WE’RE GONNA BEAT THE HELL OUTTA longhorn COWS
Sorry…you knew it was coming. Anyways.
Fisher went on to get a large section of Aggie Twitter jacked when he started talking about the team’s uniforms. Not only did he say he prefers the old school 1998 uniforms, which many Aggie faithful wish they would go back to, but also that if we care too much about uniforms than we’re never going to be any good. Amen, coach.
"“Listen, if we have to get in some kind of special new uniform to make us play well, then we’re not going to be a very good team, anyway,” Fisher said. “Do players like that? Yes. Is that significant? Yes. But I still like … history and tradition and to be honest with you, I like the old looks. I liked the throwbacks to ’98 (worn part of last season). I love those uniforms, I really do.”"
Finally, Fisher said something about his visit to Fort Worth A&M Club that wouldn’t just resonate with a faction of current students (you know who you are), but any current or former college student who got into some shenanigans once upon a time.
"“The people were very nice to me, security was escorting me in and taking me all around,” Fisher said with a chuckle. “That’s the first time that’s ever happened. Because most of the honky-tonks I used to be at they would escort me out the back door.”"
I’ve never related to an old guy more in my life.
With each passing day, I become more convinced Jimbo Fisher isn’t going anywhere and will be the head coach of Texas A&M football for as long as we’ll have him.