Jimbo Fisher

A long season for the Texas A&M Aggies and head coach Jimbo Fisher got longer after this weekend’s 30-24 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks.

The loss drops the Aggies to 3-4 on the season and, unless they win three of their next five games, they may not even make a bowl game this year. That’s wild considering they were nationally ranked to start the season.

One person who certainly has had an opinion on Fisher and the way this season is going is ESPN’s Paul Finebaum.

“The one thing that has been established is Jimbo is assured of that 8-4 season, at a minimum, and he would be very lucky to finish 8-4,” said Finebaum on ESPN following the latest Texas A&M loss. “If the predicate of every sentence is, but he won’t be fired because he has an $86 million buyout, then what’s the subject? The subject is; this has been a bad hire.”

Fisher, who signed a 10-year, fully guaranteed contract extension last year, has yet to get his team to the College Football Playoff, or even with the SEC West.

Many, like Finebaum, are wondering if he is worth the money, though it’s clear that the radio host thinks the answer is no. Despite starting the season as the No. 6 team in the country and having arguably the best recruiting class in the country, none of that has equaled more wins.

“What’s even worse than that, and we’re talking about athletic director malpractice here, was giving [Jimbo] an extension last year,” said Fisher. “What had Jimbo Fisher done to encourage Ross Bjork, the athletic director, to give him an extension that made it impossible to fire him? … You have to look, at least in the short term, as that being one of the worst decisions an athletic director has ever made.”


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.