Texas A&M Football: 3 Under-the-Radar Candidates to Replace Jimbo Fisher

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Sep 11, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; General helmet view of the Texas A&M Aggies before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Underdiscussed Candidates for the Texas A&M Football Job

We’ve all heard a lot of the same names over and over for this Texas A&M football job opening. They’ve been thrown around a lot in recent weeks: Mike Elko, Dan Lanning, Kalen DeBoer, Lance Leipold, Jeff Traylor, Glenn Schumann, Mike Norvell, the list goes on.

Each of these guys has a particular skillset he would bring to the table as the head coach of Texas A&M football, and certain of these names have already been shot down by insiders. Some of these names, though, have been circulating… almost too much. It’s getting to the point where there’s already opinions that have been all-too-fully-formed about one guy or another. Consider the recent case of Glenn Schumann, who Billy Liucci mentioned is not likely to be a candidate: this immediately sparked huge anger among a section of the fanbase who had probably only even known his name for a few months, and had penciled him in as their pick even more recently than that.

I think the athletic department for the Aggies will do well to do their due diligence on this search. This, after all, will be a defining moment for Ross Bjork. The Aggie AD has made some great hires thus far in his tenure, but football is a different beast than volleyball, women’s basketball, or even baseball. This will be what he is remembered for at Texas A&M, for good or for bad. So what are some names we might see pop up as Bjork continues that due diligence? What are the pros and the cons of each? Let’s take a look.

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