The Texas A&M Football team isn’t generally thought of as an SEC powerhouse. In fact, since joining the SEC, the Aggies haven’t won a conference championship. They’ve been second fiddle to Alabama at best.
Well, it’s time for that to change.
Jimbo Fisher has stepped into his role as head coach of the Texas A&M Football program and made a statement right off the bat. He isn’t here to be pretty good, he’s here for a national title.
He made that as clear as can be when the Aggies came to a 4th-ranked finish after being snubbed from the College Football Playoff. Besides a loss to an Alabama team that, quite frankly, was virtually unbeatable, the Aggies took care of any team in their path.
Texas A&M Football’s rate of improvement should terrify the college football world
It’s not so much the fact that this team is playing good football that should scare opposing college football teams — it’s how quickly this has happened.
The Aggies have had some solid years in recent memory. In 2012, they finished with a 5th ranking in the country in Kevin Sumlin’s first season. In the 1990s, Texas A&M saw a six-year stretch where they finished in the top 15 every season.
These were impressive accomplishments, but Jimbo Fisher just gave the Aggies their best season since the 1930s. That’s right, to find a year that saw the Aggies finish higher than last year’s final AP ranking of four, you have to go back nearly a full century.
Fisher took a TAMU Football program that had been stuck one level below total competitiveness, and he brought them to the next level. Now that they have shown the college football world that they can compete at the top, they’ll look to take another step.
That step will be a College Football Playoff appearance.
Aggie fans have to believe that 2020 was not the peak for this program. An Orange Bowl win over a highly-ranked team was nice, but this team has unfinished business. We know Fisher is capable of winning a national championship, so in a lot of ways, it’s only a matter of time for Texas A&M.
If Fisher got this program to where it is in just three years, imagine what he’ll be capable of over the next couple of seasons.