Texas A&M Football: 3 takeaways from 2021 season

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football team’s 2021 season has officially come to an early conclusion with the Aggies

pulling out of the Gator Bowl

. With the latest strain of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire, A&M’s departure from their bowl game seems like the first of a few that could happen this season.

That said, with this news, the Texas A&M football team’s season is over sooner than anticipated.

I was planning on doing a “three takeaways” article after the Aggies’ bowl game, but instead, I’ll be doing it now. Here are your three takeaways from Texas A&M’s 2021 football season.

Texas A&M Football 2021 Takeaway No. 1: Jimbo Fisher’s next step is taking longer than expected

The Texas A&M football team made a home-run hire when they brought in Jimbo Fisher a few years ago. That “few years” has quickly turned into what is approaching a half-decade and Fisher hasn’t yet reached his ceiling.

He came close in 2020, finishing with a 9-1 record and barely missing out on the College Football Playoff but the team regressed badly in 2021. The squad does have its excuses, as an injury-free defensive lived up to the hype while an injury-riddled offense sputtered throughout the entire season.

But at some point, the excuses aren’t going to cut it. Fisher has not won more than nine games in a season, with three of those years seeing the Aggies lose at least four games. This is not ideal for a coach who is supposed to be one of the best in the country.

I’m not saying Fisher should be anywhere near the hot seat, but his “next step” is taking much longer than expected.