From 2000 to 2004, Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban were colleagues at LSU, with Saban serving as the head coach and Fisher serving as the offensive coordinator.
The two won a national championship together in 2003, and now are both off to new things, as Saban has turned Alabama into a perennial title contender and Fisher won another title at Florida State and is now the head coach at Texas A&M.
This weekend, Fisher spoke with TexAgs.com and revealed the biggest thing he learned from Saban — attention to details no matter what:
“The biggest thing I learned from Nick Saban is that no detail is too small,” he said. “Everything matters. You need to create a oneness within your program. Every single person needs to be thinking the exact same thing within the building. There is no going and talking to momma after dad says no. Everyone needs to be on the same page.”
Saban has made a career out of being meticulous, and it’s clear that trait carried over to Fisher, which is a good sign for the Aggies.
Now that Fisher and Saban will square off every year, it’ll be interesting to see if Fisher can turn the Aggies into a team that can consistently compete with the Crimson Tide.