Jimbo Fisher jumped to defend defensive coordinator DJ Durkin Monday at his weekly press conference following Texas A&M’s loss to Miami this past Saturday.

The Aggies offense, for the most part, did fine against the Hurricanes. Scoring 33 points should win you a game. Fisher did note a few missteps from Conner Weigman – who definitely didn’t have his best game Saturday – but the obvious problem for the Aggies came on the defensive side of the ball.

Miami struggled to run the ball early against Texas A&M so they shifted to a passing attack that the Aggies had zero answer for. Miami QB Tyler Van Dyke threw for 374 yards and 5 touchdowns with an average gain of 12.5 yards per throw.

Many fans immediately pointed to Durkin for this performance. Here’s what Fisher had to say regarding his DC Monday:

This is not a reaction piece, but let’s throw some Aggie fan reactions in here just to see what they think:

A Texas A&M opponent has not scored over 48 points on the Aggies since Alabama dropped 52 in a blowout win on October 3, 2020. For a team that is in desperate need of a dramatic turnaround, Saturday was far from ideal. Especially considering the Aggies offense is finally starting to show some signs of life.

The Aggies are back in action Saturday as they host UL Monroe at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.