This CFB writer calls Texas A&M football a “monster” in the SEC

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The Texas A&M football team has done everything right since Jimbo Fisher’s arrival. The Aggies have recruited at a high level… scratch that — the Aggies have changed the landscape of college football recruiting with the highest-ranked class in recorded history.

But the results have not necessarily matched.

2022 will mark the first full Jimbo Fisher-recruited Texas A&M football team, so many experts are claiming that this will be a make-or-break year for the Aggies. In the words of Saturday Down South’s Matt Hayes, “there are no more excuses at Texas A&M. They have to win big — now.”

Matt Hayes was extremely complimentary of the Texas A&M football team and its standing in the SEC

Even though the first quote by Matt Hayes that I have delivered was not overly complimentary, virtually everything else that he said was. Here’s an example, where Hayes notes the Aggies’ extremely talented roster.

"When Fisher won the national title at FSU, he had the best players every time the Noles stepped on the field. All 24 starters from the Rose Bowl BCS national championship game win over Auburn played in the NFL.If it truly is starting to look like the talent-rich FSU teams of old in College Station, as one NFL scout told me, it’s time the Aggies play like it."

It’s part of Jimbo Fisher’s coaching prowess that often goes under the radar — he’s at his best when he is playing with strong talent. In a way, he’s more of a recruiter than an “Xs and Os” guy, though he is elite at both.

According to Hayes, some NFL scouts believe the Aggies have a lot of true talent. One scout claimed that College Station is “starting to look a lot like what Jimbo had at Florida State.” To clarify, that is a really good thing. Another scout raved more about the Aggies’ talent.

"“Just the number of guys who will play (in the NFL), and the physical size and speed. Haven’t seen that anywhere in the state of Texas at any school in quite some time.”"

To bring it back to the words of Hayes in the title of the article — Jimbo Fisher has built Texas A&M into a monster. Now it’s time to eat.

In four years of Jimbo Fisher, his teams have lost at least four games in three of those seasons. If Fisher can’t get it together with the elite talent that he has in College Station right now, it may never happen.

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