College football fans gave their opinions on a new report that Texas A&M is looking at a successful NFL head coach to replace Jimbo Fisher. Fisher was fired from Texas A&M Sunday, and they have been linked to several high-profile coaches since.
According to a report by Dennis Dodd with CBS Sports, Texas A&M contacted Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell’s camp on the opening. But Campbell wasn’t convinced to leave Detroit:
“Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is not expected to be a candidate for the Texas A&M vacancy, sources told CBS Sports on Tuesday. After backchannel communications were initiated by the Aggies, it was made clear that Campbell would be staying in the NFL with the Lions.
Campbell, 47, spent four seasons (1995-98) as a tight end, wide receiver and special teams player at Texas A&M. He was born in Clifton, Texas, two hours north of TAMU.
Campbell’s answer doesn’t mean much at this point. Campbell can use Texas A&M’s offer to negotiate for a higher salary with the Lions. After all, Campbell should earn a better paycheck after this season as he has the Lions atop the NFC North, and they’re going to be in prime contention for the team’s first Super Bowl birth this winter.
But can the Lions match Texas A&M’s deep oil wealth in a bidding war? Campbell might change his mind on coaching his alma mater if the Lions can’t match what one would assume would be in the $10 million per annum salary. (That is approximately what the Aggies paid Fisher.)
College football fans react to Campbell/Aggies rumors
Fans reacted to Dobbs’ report on social media. Here are the best takes of Texas A&M going after Campbell.
Hey, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take
— Matt B (@Horseshoe_Pod) November 16, 2023
Good. Glad they reached out but I’m glad he didn’t take it.
— Roll Coverage (@RollCoveragePod) November 16, 2023
— Daniel 🃏 (@official_53) November 16, 2023
Obviously, y’all have absolutely NO IDEA how much Dan Campbell loves his alma mater. Listen to him tell the story of his recruitment and RC Slocum. So much more to this!
— Zack (@ZackFelter) November 16, 2023
Why would dan Campbell ever leave the lions right now? They are his team, they have taken his personality, and are ascending to being a contender for years to come
I’m no lions fan, I’m a panther fan but I’m jealous of their culture under DC
— Justin (@Justin__NC) November 16, 2023
I know that oil money futures looking good cause they reaching for the stars!
— Blog Boi (@YoungLionBlog) November 16, 2023
“Hey coach, Texas A&M called and was wondering if you’d wanna come coach there”
Dan and the rest of his coaching staff: pic.twitter.com/M5wy3o4eRf
— Jared Humphry🤟🏼 (@JHumphry25) November 16, 2023
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