Media roasts Jimbo Fisher following blowout loss to Alabama
It hasn’t been a great start to the 2020 season for Texas A&M. After narrowly pulling out a home win over Vanderbilt in their season opener, the No. 13-ranked Aggies lost to No. 2 Alabama, 52-24, on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Things don’t get much easier for Texas A&M in the weeks to come. The Aggies host No. 3 Florida next week, then travel to take on No. 16 Mississippi State on Oct. 17. They later have matchups against No. 21 Tennessee (Nov. 14), No. 20 LSU (Nov. 28) and No. 7 Auburn (Dec. 5).
Texas A&M fans may already be getting frustrated with head coach Jimbo Fisher, who is 18-10 since taking over prior to the 2018 season. It’s difficult to compete in the SEC, but the Aggies were likely hoping to be playing closer games against top teams at this point in Fisher’s tenure.
Here’s what the media was saying about Fisher following the Aggies’ disappointing loss:
I love A&M. I grew up at Kyle Field.
but paying Jimbo $75 million + a fake national title trophy (as a bit) means Aggies shouldn't be content until this team is in contention for AT LEAST a conference championship.
ps- that doesn't make you a bad fan, it makes you self aware.
— Kayce Smith (@KayceSmith) October 3, 2020
— Chris Childers (@ChildersRadio) October 3, 2020
Jimbo getting paid 7.5 million per annum, guaranteed, for this.
Only in America.
— Neil “Wear a Mask” Blackmon (@nwblackmon) October 3, 2020
Tom Herman and Jimbo Fisher are in quite the battle to see who is stealing more money from the State of Texas
— Adam Spolane (@AdamSpolane) October 3, 2020
Jimbo Fisher's quarterbacks since Jameis: Everett Golson, Sean Maguire, Deondre Francois, James Blackman, Kellen Mond. For a guy who made his career as a quarterback guru, that is…not great.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 3, 2020
Two thoughts on A&M-Bama: 1. Mac Jones throws a great deep ball & Bama is still loaded at WR even after losing two first rounders in Jeudy & Ruggs. 2. A&M is not getting very good value on their $7.5 million a year on Jimbo. Aggies now 10-8 in SEC in his first 18 games.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 3, 2020
Give Jimbo Fisher credit for this: His contract is fully guaranteed.
— Greg Rajan (@GregRajan) October 3, 2020
This will be his sixth straight season of underachieving. No they should't beat Alabama yet. However, they shouldn't struggle with Vandy and get demolished this bad by Alabama at 7.5. Jimbo is Gene Chizik.
— Dr. SEC (@thedrsec) October 3, 2020
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) October 3, 2020
Texas A&M paid Jimbo Fisher $75 million for this. https://t.co/7jCgimhbT6
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 3, 2020