Entering the Florida game last week, there were questions about Texas A&M and coach Jimbo Fisher being able to win a big game against a ranked opponent. Fisher didn’t see the win as a sort of vindication of the growth of his program.

“Everybody looks at the obvious,” Fisher said. “There’s other things that say signatures of where your program’s going. How it’s going, why it’s going, what’s going to be in the future. It’s not always in that. Sometimes it is in wins and losses, sometimes it isn’t. There’s a lot of things, I’ve been in this game a long time and can see things coming. I love where we’re going and where we’re at. We have tons of work to do, we’re nowhere close to where we need to be, but we’re headed in the right direction. We’ve got great young players, our older guys are doing a good job and we can play some good football. Now, we have to go do it again. Doesn’t matter, we’ve got to line up this week and do it again.”

Fisher said the obvious from the outside is not always obvious from the inside.

“I’m very proud of our team. Biggest thing was how we competed in the game. … Guys just played the next game and didn’t pay attention to the scoreboard.”

The Aggies take on Mississippi State this week in Starkville.