Jimbo Fisher reportedly plucks new assistant coach from Florida State
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher has searched for a new secondary coach since Maurice Linguist left to join the Dallas Cowboys staff.
He’s reportedly found his newest assistant.
Billy Liucci of TexAgs reported: “BREAKING: Texas A&M to tab Florida State’s T.J. Rushing to fill vacancy as Aggie secondary coach. Former Memphis assistant recently followed Mike Norvell to Tallahassee.”
According to his FSU bio, Rushing, who won Super Bowl XLI as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, has eight years of coaching experience following his professional playing career. He spent the last two seasons at Memphis and also spent time on staffs at Arizona State, Stanford and Northern Arizona.
Rushing earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford in 2006.
Rushing was drafted after a collegiate career that put him among the greatest returners in Stanford history. He twice earned All-Pac-10 honors, including a spot as the first-team specialist in 2004. Rushing’s three kickoff return touchdowns are tied for the program record, and he left school ranking second in program history with 1,409 career kickoff return yards and third with an average of 27.1 yards per kickoff return.
Rushing played five seasons in the NFL, the first four with the Indianapolis Colts after being selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Fisher recently reportedly hired Tyler Santucci to coach linebackers from a similar role at Wake Forest.