The Texas A&M Football team made a huge announcement last week when Jimbo Fisher declared that Haynes King would be the team’s starting quarterback. It was the news that all Aggie fans were waiting to hear for the entirety of the offseason and was thought to be the biggest football-related news for Texas A&M this summer.
In less than a week, the Texas A&M Football team one-upped themselves.
On Tuesday night, news broke that A&M decided to extend Jimbo Fisher’s contract. Originally, Fisher was set to enter the fourth year of his 10-year deal. Now, his deal will reset that 10-year number, cementing him as head coach through 2030.
Today, I’m going to be going over the top three reasons why Jimbo Fisher deserved his $9 million/year deal, which made him the second-highest-paid head coach in the game behind Nick Saban.
Reason No. 1: Jimbo Fisher put the Texas A&M Football program back on the map
This point gets the short slide in today’s post for a reason — it’s simple. Jimbo Fisher elevated the status of the Texas A&M Football team in just a few short seasons.
When he inherited the program, the Aggies had stalled out. After three consecutive 8-5 seasons as head coach, A&M must have realized that Kevin Sumlin had hit a ceiling and the longer he was around, the more his progress stagnated.
Jimbo Fisher, on the other hand, has managed to establish Texas A&M as a force to be reckoned with in a short period of time. In just three years, he has reached a win total over eight games twice, including a season where the Aggies just missed out on the College Football Playoff.
Whether you believe in him or not, there’s a single undeniable fact — Fisher put his team on the map.