Former Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward up and left College Station in the middle of the night but not after making two of the best coaching hires in recent college sports history.
Now that Woodward is officially on the payroll in Baton Rouge, Texas A&M has promoted longtime Aggie coach R.C Slocum to interim AD while the school looks to replace Woodward. While Woodward may have been a big reason why Jimbo Fisher made the jump from Tallahassee to College Station, the Texas A&M coach has expressed his desire his commitment to the school despite his former AD’s departure.
During a recent speaking appearance at the Houston Touchdown Club, Fisher explained why it’s so important Texas A&M hires the right man to replace Woodward in College Station. Simply put, the expectations are incredibly high at Texas A&M and learning on the job won’t likely lead to success for the Aggies.
“People have no idea the amount of time you spend with your athletic director and you have the same goals and visions,” Fisher explained on Tuesday in Houston. “You see things in the same way — how you get there, the way you get here, why you get there and the direction you go. Because in this business, like you say, how quick do you want us to win? Which is right now.
“We live in a now world. If you take a year or two to figure each other out, sometimes both your careers are gone.”
In addition to those comments, Fisher revealed that Texas A&M has sought his advice on the school’s search for a new AD hire.
Check out his comments below, courtesy of Travis L. Brown of My Aggie Nation:
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher on the search for a new athletic director and his role in that search: pic.twitter.com/DfIPTxtx9J
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