Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M football team is one step away from being a true contender
Jimbo Fisher has put in a lot of legwork in College Station as head coach. When he arrived, the Aggies were coming off of three consecutive eight-win seasons leading up to a 7-6 year for Kevin Sumlin.
The program was middling in the SEC and outside of its first season, when A&M finished 11-2, the Aggies could not compete with the top programs in the conference. Jimbo Fisher came in and changed the culture in Aggieland.
As things stand, Texas A&M is an annual top-15 team. The Aggies haven’t had the perfect season yet, but they’re on the brink of truly competing. Next year will be Jimbo Fisher’s first season with a roster full of players that he recruited, so we’ll get a glimpse of what his teams are truly capable of.
After putting in this much work to help the Texas A&M football program, it’s hard to see him packing up and heading to Baton Rouge just as things are coming to fruition. I said this on the last slide, I’m saying it now, and I’ll say it again — Fisher gains nothing from changing positions and taking the LSU job.
Recruiting won’t be any easier and he won’t have any more resources to build his staff. In my eyes, the only thing that would compel him to switch jobs is if he simply likes LSU better, which doesn’t seem to be the case. To find him talking positively about LSU, you have to take quotes from 2006 at the latest.
If you’re an Aggie fan, my advice would be to not worry about the headlines. Fisher will likely be staying in Aggieland.