Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher found himself in the center of a viral moment during his team’s 27-10 win over the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.
Aggies running back Rueben Owens fumbled early in the fourth quarter and Auburn’s Kayin Lee recovered and started to run back down the field towards the end zone, as is usual.
The only weird part? Fisher was fully on the field and nearly got bowled over by Lee and several trailing players from both teams.
Jimbo Fisher… WYD? 🤣pic.twitter.com/X11d2dlesO
— On3 (@On3sports) September 23, 2023
Speaking with the media on Monday, Fisher discussed the incident, saying, “I mean you do it in practice all the time, they run by you, so you know, they ran by and I stepped off the field and it was going. I shouldn’t have been out there, but I thought the play was dead.”
Additionally, Fisher did not see the fumble from his vantage point and was trying to tell quarterback Max Johnson something. He further explained his thinking, “How in the hell did he get the ball? Because I didn’t see us fumble. I didn’t see us fumble. I mean seriously, I thought he was tackled. I didn’t see it, and I was trying to get Max’s attention on something, and it was kind of like, ‘Well.’”
Ultimately, Fisher being on the field was harmless, as Auburn still managed to score the touchdown, he didn’t get trampled, and Texas A&M still came away with the victory.