The Aggies cruised to a 4th-ranked finish in 2020, their highest since the 1930s — yes, you read that right. It’s been a while for this Texas A&M Football program, which holds itself to an extremely high standard.
The Texas A&M Football team will look to maintain this type of success for the foreseeable future, keeping its name in the national spotlight. But in order to keep your name in the spotlight, you have to reach that point, to begin with. Recently, a college football expert gave the Aggies the assurance that they were looking for.
Texas A&M Football received an unexpected compliment from Paul Finebaum
The Aggies, without much of a doubt, were back. After a season that saw them defeat a highly-ranked opponent in the Orange Bowl and finish 9-1 on the season, Texas A&M had to feel good about their results.
That said, the sour taste of being left out of the College Football Playoff was still lingering. Perhaps they were snubbed as a result of being disrespected after two decades of lackluster football. Whatever the case is, they made their talent known to college football in 2020.
Paul Finebaum noticed.
The SEC radio host mentioned the Aggies’ recent shortcomings and how it has impacted Jimbo Fisher’s job as head coach, stating that Fisher did what he had to do as head coach in the eyes of the media. He referred to the 2020 season as a “masterpiece,” even with a 28-point loss to Alabama.
Finebaum also gave this quote about Texas A&M’s goals as opposed to Kirby Smart and the Georgia football program.
"“He’s not like Kirby Smart where Nick Saban is always lurking around. That’s not what A&M fans focus on. They just want to be relevant again, and they are relevant again.”"
Paul Finebaum is one of the most respected college football analysts around, so compliments from him will loom large for Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Football program.
Hopefully, Fisher can capitalize on this hot start and continue to build, taking this program to the next level in the upcoming seasons.