The Pulse: Texas A&M Football Shows Week Before Fisher is Fired
This was an episode of The Pulse: Texas A&M Football that I’ve been waiting to see with great anticipation since the news broke Sunday morning that Jimbo Fisher had been fired. It’s finally dropped; you can see it at this link or by clicking below.
The episode opens with a montage of highlights and interviews about the amazing season that LB Edgerrin Cooper has been having for Texas A&M football. As one might imagine, a notable absence from those interviews is Jimbo Fisher himself. Obviously, in a normal episode, Fisher is featured heavily in the portion of the show that spotlights a player, but this is a different week.
The next segment highlights Military Appreciation Day at Kyle Field and features an interview with 12th Man Sam Mathews, who came from a military family. Freshman TE Jaden Platt, whose dad was a member of the Air Force, was also spotlighted.
From there, the footage moves to the game, showing a rousing pregame speech from… Ainias Smith. I have zero stats on this, but that may be the first episode since Jimbo has arrived that doesn’t feature him speaking to the players in pregame—which, again, makes sense. These highlights really make me think of what a shame it is that this amazing performance from Jaylen Henderson has been so overshadowed by the news that broke the next morning. He really did put on a show against the Bulldogs, and deserves all the praise and recognition he’s been getting and then some.
The first shot of Jimbo used in the episode was the postgame handshake between he and Zach Arnett. Not long after, it cut to his locker room speech. It was standard fare for what we’ve seen in his postgame talks: talking about the mistakes that need to be corrected, recapping the good things that happened, and then congratulating Jaylen on how well he played. Right afterwards, it cuts to a montage of shots of Kyle Field overlaid with audio of different podcasts talking about the move to fire Jimbo. After that, it cut to Bjork’s press conference.
Interesting way to end the Jimbo tenure. I wasn’t sure if they would end up showing any clips of him at all, but they opted to do so. I’m now looking forward to next week’s edition, where we should get a better look at interim Elijah Robinson behind the scenes.