Jimbo Fisher discusses what A&M is doing to keep its players invested in the program
Texas A&M’s struggles continued Saturday night with a 30-24 loss at South Carolina.
The Aggies fell behind 17-0 early in the 1st quarter and were unable to recover. The loss dropped A&M to 3-4 on the season.
Jimbo Fisher met the with the media Monday and was asked about the challenge that he and his staff face when it comes to keeping the players engaged for the final 5 games of the regular season.
“I always say, you’re playing for your life. You are, because every play you play, somebody’s evaluating,” Fisher said. “Pros, your teammates, just play. We show it on film. If we do this, this and this, it’s right here. The plays we made, whether it’s offense or defense, and they see.
“They’re disappointed and understand how, like I said, we’re trying to educate, teach, find different ways to make sure we’re asking them to do the right things. They buy in and see how hard they’re playing. We just have to get them playing better and coach them better. I keep saying, it’s like a broken record, it’s right there. Right now our guys believe and they’re into it. We talk to them every day about it.”
Fisher was then asked if a disappointing season like the one the Aggies are going through means that he’ll have to re-recruit players when the season ends.
“I think you have to do that every year. I don’t care if you win 11 games or zero games,” Fisher said. “That’s the nature of the beast right now in today’s football, that’s the inclination of anything. If a guy didn’t play enough, you’ve seen guys transfer now that have had great success places, great teams, done thing’s that’s going to be the new normal, unfortunately in college football.”
Texas A&M will look to get back into the win column Saturday night at home against No. 15 Ole Miss.