Jimbo's Arrival Sets the Bar High for Texas A&M

Texas A&M Football: Aggies Announce Hiring Of Jimbo Fisher

Texas A&M Football: Aggies Announce Hiring Of Jimbo Fisher

"We were satisfied that we were hiring someone who could represent, and will represent, our university with quality and in the way that we want to be represented".

Jimbo Fisher wasn't wearing a white hat when he arrived at Texas A&M on Monday, no signs of a swashbuckling, down-home savior for a program desperate to compete with the best in the Southeastern Conference. He was not expected to play for Texas (6-6) in the Texas Bowl against Missouri (7-5). "We have everything in place to reach our goal, which is to bring a national title to College Station, and I can't wait to get started". But still, little fighting had to be done to ensure Fisher would ultimately land at Easterwood Airport as the Aggies new leader, even if Woodward said he was uneasy about the situation until the wheels took off from Tallahassee. The Twitter reaction to Sharp's declaration to the Chronicle about adding five years on the deal if he could was swift and barbed. Here are the ones that counted the most and came out on top during that span.

Although rumors about A&M pursuing Fisher had been circulating for a month, Fisher said A&M first reached out to his representatives last week, leading up to the Louisiana-Monroe game.

According to the Associated Press, Fisher says the opportunity to coach Texas A&Ms was one he simply couldn't pass up. A&M was not in the business of consulting a pool of candidates.

The Seminoles and Fisher, apparently, didnt see things the same way, which is why Fisher became the first coach in four decades to leave a program where he won a national title to take another college job. "We have to get there".

USC is also considered a frontrunner in his recruitment. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA.

Following a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, Charles Schwartz, chairman of the Board of Regents, said the guaranteed 10-year, $75 million contract signaled what he expects will be a "momentous step for our university". The two worked together 17 years ago at LSU and maintained a close relationship. Texas A&M assistant Jeff Banks will serve as the interim coach. "I think having that confidence and trust in [Woodward] that those things would be in place and made available, I think that was probably important".

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