Dan Mullen comes to Jimbo Fisher's defense, adds 'I think they can get it turned around'
Dan Mullen appears to be trying to stay in good standing in the coaching fraternity, and during a recent interview on ESPNU Radio on Sirius XM, the former Florida and Mississippi State coach came to the defense of Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher.
Mullen pointed out that Fisher has had 6 seasons of at least 10 wins, along with a 9-1 mark 2 years ago.
“The one thing everyone ought to remember, if you sign the No. 1 recruiting class doesn’t mean you’re going to be a great team,” Mullen said. “It means you have really good young talent that needs to be developed over the next couple of years and we’ve got to wait for those guys to go play.”
Mullen then said to set aside Fisher’s contract, which was a win for agent Jimmy Sexton, and the end of the Florida State tenure was not good.
“He’s won, and he’s won consistently, has a pretty good career record,” Mullen said. “Now the problem is he’s being judged on show up to Texas A&M, beat Alabama, become Alabama and win national championships and that hasn’t happened yet.”
Mullen added that the Aggies need to get on the same page and support Fisher, and add a second strong recruiting class because “when he’s had good players, he’s won.”
“Stop negativity, try to create some positivity, I think they can get it turned around,” he said.
Mullen added that Fisher must be adaptable and adjust his system.
“I have to evolve with it,” Mullen said. “IF they can all get there, I think there’s a path to success for Texas A&M.”
“If you sign the number one recruiting class, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be a great team. It means you have really good young talent that needs to be developed over the next couple of years.”@CoachDanMullen is pumping the breaks on the criticism of Jimbo Fisher. pic.twitter.com/61jC3SKNAV
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) November 16, 2022