The View From Texas On The Jimbo Fisher Hire

Dec 4, 2017

Jimbo Fisher is the new head coach of Texas A&M University. Fisher left Florida State University after eight seasons. Texas A&M Officials announced the hire Monday. WFSU News Director  Lynn Hatter spoke with reporter Zach Taylor who covers sports for news-talk station WTAW in College Station, Texas.

Interview highlights:

  • Taylor says Fisher's relationship with Texas A&M University Athletic Director Scott Woodward was key. It began when the two were at Louisiana State University.¬†
  • Fisher is "looking to set his mark" and get out of the shadow of Bobby Bowden. Taylor says Texas
    Jimbo Fisher becomes the new head coach for Texas A&M University.

    A&M has had "limited success" during the past two decades and "he has the chance to stake his own claim and make his legend."

  • Fisher expressed disappointment with athletics facilities at Florida State University. Taylor says Texas A&M has an "open checkbook" for Fisher to get what he wants. Texas A&M has the biggest stadium in Texas. "When it comes to facilities its all about recruiting, all about the flash and all about recruiting big-time talent."
  • Fisher could bring in some of his assistants from Florida State: specifically, Tight Ends coach/recruiting coordinator, Tim Brewster.