Texas A&M football HC Jimbo Fisher’s links to LSU put Aggie fans on edge when the head coaching job opened up in Baton Rouge
The Texas A&M football team has more security at the head coaching spot than most schools around the country can claim. Their head coach in Jimbo Fisher is not only inked to a long-term deal, keeping him in College Station through 2031, but he’s one of the best coaches in the country.
Fisher is just one of five, soon to be four, head coaches in college football with a national championship win under his belt. But that stability came crashing down fast, at least in the eyes of some Teas A&M football fans, when the LSU head coaching job opened up.
There was no reason to believe that Fisher would actually leave College Station. He’s been extremely successful with the Aggies and just recorded a signature win, knocking off No. 1-ranked Alabama in a contest where he outcoached Nick Saban.
Still, it was hard not to get nervous about this, as Fisher had serious connections with LSU, having coached there for six years in the early 2000s. Fisher worked as an offensive coordinator and QB coach under Nick Saban in Baton Rouge, eventually leaving for the same position at Florida State, where he would later become head coach.
Texas A&M football head coach Jimbo Fisher already squashed rumors that he may leave for the LSU job
When Ed Orgeron’s split from LSU was announced, one of the first names to be thrown around was Jimbo Fisher. Due to his connections with the program and success with every team he has coached, he seemed like the perfect fit.
Fisher, however, had other ideas. Just a day after the news, he squashed these rumors. Here’s what he said.
Outside of Fisher’s mega-extension earlier this year, this is the best news Aggie fans will get for a long time. Fisher is here to stay, and hopefully, he’ll lead the Texas Aggies to a national championship down the road.
With nothing but compliments for the Texas A&M football program, Fisher seems destined to stick around for the long haul.
Fisher’s belief in the program and Texas A&M’s belief in Fisher are unmatched — this test proved that.