Earlier this week, a USA Today report revealed accusations made by former Texas A&M LB Santino Marchiol against the new coaching staff when he filed his NCAA petition to play in 2018 at Arizona. The headline-grabbing allegation made by Marchiol is that assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto gave cash to Marchiol and other players to host recruits on “unofficial” visits. The former Aggie also wrote to the NCAA of players being evaluated during player-run June practices and having his own ankle injury mishandled by the current staff.

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On Tuesday, Fisher declined comment on the report when he met with the media after Aggies practice. On Thursday, Texas A&M entered its game-week media routine because the Aggies season begins on Thursday of next week. Fisher commented on the report during his game-week press conference.

“We take them very seriously and we’re open to all inquiries,” Fisher said Thursday.

“We feel very confident in our program and how we’ve done things,” he added.

When USA Today sought comment from Texas A&M earlier in the week, the school replied in a statement:

“Texas A&M Athletics takes these allegations seriously, and we are reviewing the situation with the NCAA and the SEC Office.”