Jimbo Fisher reacts to South Carolina's decision to fire Will Muschamp, leaves the door open for his friend to join the Aggies
After being dismissed by the South Carolina football program over the weekend, could Will Muschamp’s next coaching stop come in College Station?
While it’s likely too early to make those types of calls, Jimbo Fisher expressed that he would love to have his longtime friend join the Texas A&M program someday.
During his Monday afternoon press conference, the Texas A&M coach was asked for his reaction to learning that Muschamp was out at South Carolina and if he’s reached out to the former Gamecock coach.
“Yeah, we had a little contact and I reached out,” Fisher said on Monday. “I think the world of him. The guy is a class guy. He’s as good of a guy as there is. He’s a hell of a football coach. I’ve known that, he’s a very good football coach.
“He had tough times this year but they’ve done some really good things there. I hate to see it. You don’t know what goes into those decisions and what happens but that’s kinda the world we are in right now. I know this, he’s a tremendous guy, heck of a guy and as good of a guy as is in this business. He’s a very good football coach, he’ll land on his feet, that’s for sure. Very disappointed to see that but I don’t know all the ins and outs of things (at South Carolina). Just hope the best for him.”
Fisher was then asked a follow-up question regarding the possibility of Muschamp potentially joining the Aggie program as an analyst.
Based on the response from the Texas A&M coach, that doesn’t seem very likely, but Fisher did leave the door open for Muschamp to one day join the Aggies in some capacity.
“I don’t know if that’s something he’s interested in,” Fisher added. “Listen, I think the world of Will as a football coach. If he ever has a chance to be a part of this organization, I would definitely embrace that, that’s for sure. Because I think he does a great job.
“Those decisions Will and his family have to make in what he wants to do.”
Based on Muschamp’s history in the SEC and the varying success he’s had coaching in college, it likely won’t be long before he’s back on the sidelines somewhere in the SEC.