This weekend, Jimbo Fisher will return to the school where he held his first power conference job.
Fisher will lead No. 25 Texas A&M to face Auburn, where he served as quarterbacks coach from 1993-98. During his Monday press conference, Fisher reflected on his time with the Tigers, who won eight or more games in all but one of his seasons on the Plains.
“I have fond memories of my time there, the six years I was there,” Fisher said. “We had some great teams, undefeated teams. We won 20 in a row at once stretch. The team went almost two years and never lost a game. We had some great players and great people. I always loved the people there. They were always honest and genuine, good people. I loved my time there.”
But the Aggies coach maintained that this weekend’s trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium is “business,” especially after Texas A&M (5-3, 3-2 SEC) experienced a loss at Mississippi State last Saturday. Facing Auburn (5-3, 2-3) will be made more difficult following the loss of sophomore offensive guard Jared Hocker, who has been ruled out of the game after suffering a knee injury against the Bulldogs.
“He won’t be playing this week for sure,” Fisher said. “We’ll have to judge it week by week as he comes out.”
Texas A&M and Auburn will square off at noon ET on Saturday.