Texas A&M was off on Saturday.

The Aggies are a disappointing 3-3 on the season and will open the 2nd half of their 2022 campaign with a road game at South Carolina on Saturday night.

During his weekly media availability Monday, A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said the bye week for his team was much needed.

“Looking forward to this week’s practice,” Fisher said. “Off week last week came at a good time. … We had some good practices, (got) back to some fundamental work. Worked on some future opponents and South Carolina.  … Looking at South Carolina, very good football team, playing very well right now. They’re 4-2, doing a great job in all three phases of what they’re doing.

Fisher also said that Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia is one of the more challenging venues in the SEC.

“South Carolina is always a very tough place to play,” Fisher said. “It’s a great atmosphere over there, great environment, especially being a night game, so they’ll be juiced and ready. We need to bring our ‘A’ game and be able to play well and finish out the second half of the season and play good football.”

Fisher also updated the status of quarterback Haynes King, who had sustained a foot injury 2 weeks ago against Alabama, saying that the sophomore signal caller would be available for the Gamecocks.

“He’s going, yeah” said Fisher when asked if King was ready to go.

He also talked about the progress that King has made as the season has progressed.

“We’re all a byproduct of the people around us, and how we play, especially at quarterback,” Fisher said. “You gotta play well around (the quarterback) for them to be able to function and do things. … It’s still a team game, but I think he’s growing, he’s maturing, he’s practicing. He took those times off and didn’t pout. He worked on getting better. … That’s just who Haynes is and who he is as a person.”

You can see Fisher’s full press conference in the video below: