Think Jimbo Fisher became Texas A&M’s coach for the massive 10-year, $75 million contract?
He has a direct answer for why that’s not the case.
Recently, Fisher said, “I’ve never taken a job for money in my life,” as relayed by the Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman on Thursday. Fisher went on to say, “It’s about opportunity and where things are going and where the game is going,” among other things.
You can check out Fisher’s full comments below:
Certainly, those other aspects of his job might inspire Fisher. But it’s hard to believe the big money coming his way didn’t play a part in his decision to leave Florida State after going 83-23 with one national title there from 2010-17. Texas A&M’s facilities and its reputation as a “sleeping giant” of sorts probably helped push Fisher to College Station as well.
Rightfully so, there’s optimism among Aggies fans and officials about Texas A&M’s future after Fisher’s arrival. It would be a surprise if he made the Aggies an SEC West threat in 2018, but the honeymoon period likely won’t be long for the coach. He has to know his contract places one big expectation on him during his time at Texas A&M: win a national championship.
Fisher’s program will be one to watch in the coming years.