Jimbo Fisher is a good coach, but not a great coach. That is correct you have read that accurately about the Aggie mentor heading into his 5th season. The Aggies are once again a dark horse choice to win the SEC this year. Flipping a coin between Alabama and Georgia are the comfortable predictions, but how will the rest of the pack fare?
Well, plenty will say that Jimbo Fisher is a great coach, and he can lead this Aggie team to the upper echelon. I on the other hand disagree with one of those assertions and that is his coaching reputation.
Jimbo Fisher’s Career:
Let us examine Fisher and his career as the leader of a team. Fisher began at Florida State before his tenure at Texas A&M. During his time with the Seminoles, Fisher has a record of 83-23 with a 5-2 postseason record and one National Championship. Currently, with the Aggies Fisher is 34-14 with a 3-0 postseason record.
Like mentioned earlier, I think Fisher is a good coach, but nowhere near Saban or Dabo if you ask me. So why do I say Fisher is only good and not great? Here are my reasons:
- If you take away the Jameis Winston seasons, Jimbo’s average record is near 9-4
- Fisher outside of Winston, 8/10 seasons his team has at least 3 losses (I counted COVID season)
- Outside of Winston & E.J. Manuel, Fisher has been incompetent to recruit top tier QB talent
So, if you ask me how the Aggies may fare contrary to their 2022 schedule, you can say the same ole 9-4 probably. Now for the record, my best friend, James White, played for Texas A&M, so in no need my critique on Jimbo is harsh. I root for the Aggies most of the season, except when playing Alabama.
Taking a glance at their schedule, as always, an SEC schedule is more difficult than others. If you believe LSU transfer, Max Johnson, will get you over the hump, you may be mistaken. I see at least three easy write-off games (Sam Houston St., App St., & UMass). The other nine is where it will get tricky with the road schedule.
Overall, I can see the Aggies going 9-3 or 8-4 once again. For Fisher, I do not see him any better than when Kevin Sumlin was at A&M. Prove me wrong Fisher then I will consider you a great coach.
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So an Alabama fan doesn’t think the coach of the team that beat them last season is a great coach? It must be a day ending in ‘y’.
To reply to your comment, generally I think we throw the term “great” loosely. Now I’ll admit that anyone can be beaten on any given day, but we don’t call Hugh Freeze a great coach. For me, you have to at least 2 titles to consider being great. Coach O won his title with LSU year 4 and Kirby Smart has been more productive in the SEC than Jimbo. In the end, Jimbo and the Aggies can get there, but until then same ole 8-4 or 9-4 until otherwise.
Kirby Smart took over a program in the SEC East. Using Smart and Georgia as a measuring stick for A&M/Jimbo is disingenuous because Smart doesn’t have to play Alabama every year in divisional play. Easier to build a program when you can claim progress right away because even if you lose the SECCG to Bama (0-2 there), you’re still divisional champs in a weaker division. I guess I’m more old school than you, I remember the days where if you lost one game, you were completely out of the national title hunt. Now you get mulligans and rematches to make up for an earlier loss. Saying “you need 2 titles to be called great” is pretty arbitrary. There are great coaches out there who have completely changed the game who will never win a national title. Rich Rodriguez is one example, Mike Leach is another.
Agree to disagree with the battle of the James’ lol.
Let’s just start by saying A&M is A&M how many 10 win season does the program got? Ran out nil money or what? Number 60 class for 2023 🤦♂️ Jimbo had Jamie’s Winston and a stack D that saved his ass alll the time! Overrated coach that had good talent due to his coaches at fsu! That’s just facts!