I feel that as long as Jimbo can get us to the level of AU and LSU in the west, (competing for SEC titles) the contract is worth it. As long as Saban is at Bama things are going to be a uphill battle. If we're at least playing the top SEC teams close, winning some, losing some, then I consider that successful. Any Aggie that is demanding nation championships is talking crazy.
Following successful National Signing Day, Jimbo Fisher makes bold prediction for Texas A&M’s 2019 recruiting class
We're a respectable 4 in the College Station recruiting rankings right now so I'm optimistic.
It's easy to say that now, but you can't bench your best player because you're looking out for his NFL future. You have to remember that Sumlin was, and still is, coaching for his job, why wouldn't he play Miles every snap possible.
I just hope that, if Sumlin has a mediocre year, we don't fire him with the mindset of "oh, we can just go get Patterson", striking out on him and then left scrambling to get someone else. Patterson would be a great hire, but it would be really hard to leave that job.
Looking at the schedule and the talent we have returning in '17, I think a "good" year would be 8 wins and competitive losses. But all that depends on how the QB situation pans out. If the administration decides to move Sumlin out, I don't think Kelly would come here, I think (right now) our best bet would be Chad Morris.