Texas A&M Football Goal No. 2: Level the series with Alabama
As things stand, the second-best highlight from Texas A&M’s “rivalry” with Alabama is an offseason exchange of words between Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban where Fisher claimed he was going to “beat Alabama’s ass.”
This, for obvious reasons, pales in comparison to the Texas A&M Football team’s Johnny Manziel-driven upset of the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2012. Alabama was the top-ranked team in the country, while the Aggies were just another fringe-top-25 team with a star quarterback. That game is the full extent of A&M’s winning days against ‘Bama since the 1960s.
The all-time series stands at 11-2 in favor of the Crimson Tide. In recent memory, Saban’s squad hasn’t just beaten the Aggies — they have won in dominating fashion. On ‘Bama’s current eight-game winning streak against A&M, six of the games have been decided by at least three scores.
That is something that will need to change if Fisher wants to be considered a great head coach in College Station.
The goal that I’m setting isn’t to dominate the A&M-‘Bama series. Rather, I think it would be considered a great success if Fisher could even just level the series against the greatest college football head coach of all time in Saban. Even if he doesn’t it’s entirely possible that Saban retires before the conclusion of Fisher’s contract, which could be a simpler route of evening the series.