Texas A&M fans are pumped about the Aggies’ spring game.
On Wednesday, it was revealed that many more suites at Kyle Field are reserved for Texas A&M’s spring game Saturday compared to its spring game last year, per the Houston Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman. In addition, a fan zone will be larger than it was for Alabama’s visit to College Station in 2017. And 342 lettermen — yes, 342 — will be on hand to gain an early glimpse of the Jimbo Fisher era.
Certainly, Fisher’s arrival is the main reason for the buzz. The former Florida State coach won a national title while in Tallahassee, so he offers hope after the Aggies’ recent mediocrity under former coach Kevin Sumlin.
Still, it’s uncertain if Fisher will make Texas A&M a contender soon. The Aggies have an uphill climb playing in the SEC West against a heavyweight like Alabama and other notable programs such as Auburn and LSU. Fisher has worked to make his new team tougher this spring, so we’ll see how far he has traveled in his attempt to remake Texas A&M in his image.
But it would be wise for Aggies fans to show patience as Fisher continues to build in College Station. The bottom line is that Texas A&M has failed to win more than eight games in each of the last four seasons.
Turning the Aggies into an SEC and national power won’t happen overnight, no matter how big the spring game spectacle.