The Texas A&M football team has one of the best coaches in the game in Jimbo Fisher. Fisher is one of just five active head coaches who have won a national championship and it looks like he’s on track to get A&M into the spotlight in the near future.
But with recent success comes instability.
Granted, the Texas A&M football program can match the resources of virtually any other school, but there’s always the threat of your coach being poached by another program. When it was announced that Ed Orgeron would be parting ways with LSU, Jimbo Fisher’s name was one of the first to start circulating.
Texas A&M football HC Jimbo Fisher’s name is only getting hotter in the coaching search
Jimbo Fisher’s name was not long-lived in the LSU head coaching rumors. Within a couple of days, Fisher squashed the rumors, proclaiming that College Station is where he wants to be. Still, we’ve seen crazier things happen. Look at this tweet from Mel Tucker within a week of accepting the Michigan State job.
The fact of the matter is simple — nothing is so cut and dried in college football. As a result, we continued to see Fisher’s name mentioned in coaching rumors. That much will happen when your team is on track to finish in the top-15 of college football for the third year in a row.
With one more win, Fisher will have had at least eight wins in every season as head coach of his team. At Florida State, he was even better. The former Seminole head coach never won fewer than nine games in seven full seasons at his old gig (pun intended).
Fisher currently has his team at 7-2 with a big win over No. 2 Alabama earlier in the year and a recent win over a top-15 Auburn team. The Aggies might have a tough road to the College Football Playoff, but they’ll be in the conversation as the first two-loss playoff team if they win out.
Unfortunately for Aggie fans, confidence is heading in the wrong direction. Here’s a quote from Carl Reed of 247Sports about how Fisher’s name is re-emerging for the LSU job.
"“It appears that LSU athletic director Scott Woodward has his eyes on a big fish — again. I have two good sources telling me that Texas A&M head football coach Jimbo Fisher is the top target for the Woodward. This does not mean Fisher’s going to Baton Rouge and that he’d be at the top of LSU’s wish list shouldn’t be a surprise. A few years ago, Woodward was Texas A&M’s AD when he lured Fisher away from Tallahassee.”"
If you’re an Aggie fan, this is not good news. Sure, Fisher said that he is happy with Texas A&M, but he’s expressed his love for Baton Rouge in the past. That said, we haven’t heard anything new out of Fisher himself.
Aggie fans will be hoping these rumors have no legs.