Reason No. 3: The Texas A&M football team has a proven coach, Texas does not
Originally, I wanted to call what Texas A&M had “coaching stability.” After all, the Aggies have a lot of guaranteed money headed toward the Fisher family, while Texas’s head coach in Steve Sarkisian feels like he could be on thin ice in a hurry.
Barring a complete disaster season and a surprise firing (where A&M would have to eat up a lot of guaranteed money), Fisher will be in College Station for almost an entire decade. That’s as close to a guarantee as you can get in college football.
To take this a step further, Fisher distinctly rejected the LSU job. As recently as this week, a report surfaced that claimed LSU was prepared to offer Jimbo a mega-contract worth $125 million over eight years. That would be the largest contract in college sports.
Sarkisian, on the other hand, has only coached a single season at the University of Texas and it was not pretty. The Longhorn head coach won just five games in his first year — that’s only happened four other times in the past thirty years.
His career as a head coach at Texas is not off to a great start and he does not have the proven track record that we’ve seen out of Fisher. Fisher has won a national championship as a head coach, Sark has not. It’s not a shot at the Longhorn coach, it’s just a fact.
Does Ewers value these things?