Texas A&M Football: Jimbo Fisher’s presser tells us all we need to know

Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
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With two losses, the Texas A&M football team officially said goodbye to their College Football Playoff hopes. I won’t dwell any longer on this brutal home loss to a middling SEC team in Mississippi State, which knocked Texas A&M out of the top-25. Instead, the focus will shift to another sign that A&M is packing it up for next season.

During Jimbo Fisher’s weekly press conference, we learned a lot about what is going on behind the scenes with the Texas A&M football team. Jimbo Fisher continuously reiterated the fact that his squad is facing mental challenges rather than physical ones.

Fisher didn’t seem negative in any way — he continued to support his players. That said, a couple of comments went a long way in telling what this team’s goals look like going forward.

This injury update may have just told us what the Texas A&M football team’s plans are for the future

The first comment from Jimbo Fisher that confirmed A&M’s plans for 2021 was in relation to a key offensive lineman in Luke Matthews. Matthews had been struggling with injuries all year but hadn’t been ruled out yet. Not until Monday. Here’s the update we got on the situation from Jimbo Fisher.

If you can’t read the tweet for some reason, it’s simple — Matthews will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery on Monday. That’s not even the worst part though.

It would only get worse, as Fisher went on to explain that two of the team’s starting cornerbacks will also miss the remainder of the season.

There are positive and negative implications from Jimbo Fisher’s press conference on Monday

Before you get too upset — this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, in the long term, this will help out the Texas A&M football team in a huge way. There’s no sense in forcing banged-up players to continue playing when you can bring them back to health for a season with a higher ceiling in 2022.

We did, however, learn a lot about this team’s goal during this press conference.

It’s clear at this point that Jimbo Fisher is working entirely toward the future. Heck, the team might even regress slightly this season in an attempt to play it safe for next season. For the immediate future, this is terrible news.

That said, the Aggies may manage to keep some guys around who were originally planning on leaving for the NFL after the season. Next year’s team will be infinitely more talented than we originally anticipated. They’ll have more experience, more confidence, and more security in terms of injuries.

Next. How Texas A&M can find meaning in the 2021 season. dark

Nobody is thrilled with what we learned from Jimbo Fisher’s press conference today, but it’s not as bad as it could be.