Texas A&M Football: Why Aggies can make first playoff appearance in 2021

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Texas A&M Football has found the guy who can bring consistency to the program

Jimbo Fisher is a lot of things. You can say what you want about his attitude toward academics at Florida State, but that doesn’t impact the success that he has seen as a head coach.

As head coach at Florida State, Fisher won at least nine games in every single season that he finished out for the Seminoles. He wasn’t just consistent — he was more consistent than any other program during that time frame.

And unlike the program he is currently a part of, he didn’t just knock on the door. He knocked on the door, came into the house, and won an NCAA Championship in 2013. Other than an ugly final season in Tallahassee, he finished ranked in every single year that he resided in Tallahassee.

The knock on Fisher’s time in Florida State is the sole idea that he lost interest in the program after winning a national championship. He didn’t give the same effort toward recruiting and it showed. Even if that’s the truth, it doesn’t affect Texas A&M football in the slightest at the moment.

The Aggies are coming off of a season that saw them finish 4th in the AP and Coaches Polls, their highest finish since the aforementioned 1939 title season. His recruiting classes have been in the top ten in each of his seasons as head coach.

He is fully invested in this program and 2021 may be the year that the stars align. But that’s not the only reason that they’ll be good next year.