3 reasons for optimism if you’re a Texas A&M football fan

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Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M football program may be the only one that can take down Alabama permanently

It can be a tough look to hype up a single win too much. That said, the Aggies’ win over Alabama a couple of weeks ago was defining for Jimbo Fisher’s tenure as head coach in College Station. The former Florida State coach was already considered one of the best in the country. Winning a game in upset fashion against Alabama proved one thing — Jimbo Fisher has arrived.

In previous years, the Aggie head coach had been thoroughly outplayed by his former boss in Nick Saban, losing each of the first three games in his tenure to Alabama by at least 18 points. Again, things looked bleak in this series.

The Aggies’ 41-38 home win without their starting quarterback against Alabama changed everything.

It wasn’t just a win against Alabama. It was a win against the No. 1 team in the country with a Heisman contender at quarterback. And Fisher didn’t just beat Alabama — he outcoached Nick Saban.

Even in Saban’s losses at Alabama, there may not be a better example of anybody outcoaching him. Look at LSU during the Tigers’ legendary 2019 season — they simply had a more talented team than Alabama and proved that consistently throughout the year. The game against the Tide didn’t prove much coaching-wise.

Without a handful of key players, Fisher sent Saban out of Kyle Field with a frown on his face, something that had never happened in these teams’ series history.

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Jimbo Fisher is the real deal — it’s only a matter of time before the stars align and his team takes over college football.