The Texas A&M Football team is officially set to give Jimbo Fisher an extension worth a total of $90 million, making him the second-highest paid coach in college football behind only Nick Saban. This deal will keep him at the helm in College Station for another decade, as he will be inked to a 10-year deal.
This begs the question — what should we expect Jimbo Fisher to accomplish in that 10-year window with the Texas A&M Football team? Today, I’m going to give Fisher three goals to accomplish by the time his contract is up.
Texas A&M Football Goal No. 1: Win the SEC three or more times
I understand how difficult this goal can be to achieve, especially considering the fact that Texas A&M shares a division with Alabama. Still, think about that goal on the surface.
It’ll be hard for the Aggies to make it to the College Football Playoff without winning their conference. In the SEC, however, that means that you have to get past either Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, and Auburn. Soon, you can add Oklahoma and Texas to that list.
Winning the SEC three times may not sound like much of a goal for a decade-long span, but it’ll be a tough one to achieve. As things stand, Texas A&M has won the conference zero times. In fact, the last conference championship that the Aggies have won was the Big 12 in 1998.
This is exactly why Jimbo Fisher was given such a long, high-salary extension — he is one of the best coaches in college football. If Jimbo Fisher doesn’t manage to elevate the program the way he did at Florida State, it will be considered a slightly disappointing tenure.