The View From Texas On The Jimbo Fisher Hire
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.
- 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 TexasA&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.