Reason No. 3: People believe in Jimbo Fisher to take the Texas A&M Football team to the promised land
This reason is likely the primary driving reason behind extending Jimbo Fisher through 2030. Winning. That’s right, who would have guessed it? Winning matters.
Even though Jimbo Fisher hasn’t technically won much more than his predecessor in Kevin Sumlin, he has done something that Sumlin hasn’t — created an upward trajectory for the program. In four seasons as head coach, Sumlin’s teams only seemed to get worse.
With Fisher, it’s the exact opposite. In his first year, he went 9-4, which was a respectable record. He’d follow this up with an 8-5 2019 season that seems like a regression on paper. I’ll give you a hint — it’s not. In 2019, the Aggies competed with everybody on their schedule outside of LSU, who had one of the greatest college football teams of all time. A&M was not a team anybody wanted to see on their upcoming schedule in 2019.
In 2020, Fisher had his best season yet with a roster that was quickly filling up with players that he had recruited, which is the key to his predicted success. Fisher is getting better as his recruiting classes arrive. Once he got his players at Florida State, the Seminoles won a national championship.
Obviously, the hope in College Station is for Fisher to repeat the success that he saw nearly a decade ago with FSU. Based on what we’ve seen thus far, he’s on his way in that direction.