Elijah Robinson Named Interim HC for Texas A&M Football
Following a often-prognosticated but shockingly-timed parting of ways between Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M football, the Aggies now have their man at the interim head coaching spot. Assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Elijah Robinson will take the reins of the program, as first reported by ESPN.
Robinson has built a name for himself as an ace recruiter and one of the top assistants in the nation. He has turned down overtures from several programs to remain in College Station during his time there, and is thought of as one of the top assistants in the nation. His main job now in this upcoming week, in my estimation, will be to do some damage control on the recruiting front. Whatever fans thought of Jimbo, his recruiting prowess was nigh unmatched across the college football landscape, and his dismissal is likely to have ripples in the ranks of the current Aggie verbal commitments.
Luckily, as I mentioned, Robinson is one of the lead recruiters on staff and is a big part of the reason that many of these top prospects committed in the first place. It will be absolutely key for whoever comes in to replace Fisher to make sure he locks down Robinson on his staff, whether in his same position or an elevated one.
This is going to be a huge couple of weeks, as I’m sure is obvious to anyone paying attention here. This is a recruiting class that was already teetering given the way the season has been going, and opposing teams will only turn up the heat now that this move has been made. The timing also presents opportunity, however, to get a new head coach in the door before Early Signing Day. We’ll see how all this transpires very presently here, I feel.