Jimbo Fisher on Texas A&M entering Year 5 of his tenure: 'I think we're right where we want to be'
Jimbo Fisher isn’t worried about lofty expectations in College Station this fall.
The Texas A&M head coach stated on Wednesday during a press conference that he thinks the Aggies are “right where we want to be”:
Jimbo Fisher on where the A&M program is at entering his fifth year: "I think we're right where we want to be. … We're always in that conversation [of the top teams]. Very talented and very young."
— Aggie Sports (@Aggie_Sports) August 3, 2022
This time last year, Fisher’s team was entering the season as the No. 6 team in the preseason standings. Unfortunately for Aggie fans, they couldn’t sustain the ranking after losing starting QB Haynes King to a season-ending ankle injury.
The Aggies lost to Arkansas and Mississippi State before defeating the then-ranked No. 1 Alabama at home. The win marked the first time Saban had been defeated by any of his former assistant coaches. After opting out of the Gator Bowl due to COVID-19 issues, Texas A&M finished with an 8-4 record, and a No. 25 ranking in the Coaches Poll.
Fisher is once again looking to be in the conversation of the top teams this season, and he will have some advantages that were lost last season. QB Haynes King has recovered from his injury, and is healthy enough to compete for the starting QB job, and Bleacher Report just listed King as one of its 11 players to shock the college football world in 2022. LSU transfer QB Max Johnson has arrived in College Station, and talented freshman Conner Weigman looks to be in the mix for the starting job as well.
Is this group of “very talented and very young” athletes going to take the Aggies to the top? Jimbo Fisher certainly seems to think so.