Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher is the first of four former Nick Saban assistants to play Alabama this season.

Fisher shared his thoughts on the significance of that on Wednesday’s SEC coaches media teleconference.

“It’s great,” Fisher said. “I mean, it shows that the success of the program and you know guys are getting jobs out of that, of course, mine was a long, long, long time ago. We go back last time we’re together 2004, but you know it’s very good. You know its production of players in the systems and they you know people want to hire people who come from successful places.”

Fisher is trying to stack recruiting classes, and develop veteran players in order to close the gap against the Crimson Tide.

“You know this, I mean you know what they’ve done and who they are, we have to go play ball we have to keep recruiting well, and keep building on the process we have, we’ve had two great young recruiting classes,” Fisher said. “I’m very excited about our very good, young players and our older players are really are developing so it’s always a measuring stick when you play Alabama as far as where you stand in a national state because they’ve been at the top of it for so long, so we got to keep developing, keep on the plane which we are which I think we’re doing a good job of and you but you know you’ve still got to step up and play well in these games and and find ways to win the game.”

The teams will meet at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.