New Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork reveals how first meeting with Jimbo Fisher went
Texas A&M hired Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork this weekend to replace former AD Scott Woodward, who ended up leaving for the LSU job.
Now, Bjork is left with two big-time Woodward hires — football coach Jimbo Fisher and men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams.
He told the Houston Chronicle that he didn’t have previous relationships with either, but Bjork was happy with the way his first meeting with Fisher went. Citing Fisher’s 2013 title at Florida State, he said the sky is the limit for the Aggies:
“It went great – he and I see things very similarly,” Bjork said. “I told him we’re cut from the same cloth, being small-college football players. We know what it takes in terms of hard work and the grinding mentality to get things done. The sky is the limit with our relationship.
“He just wins, and he just wins at a high level. How many sitting national-championship coaches are there right now? There aren’t many. To have that perspective and vision and knowing what it takes to win a championship – we’ve got the right guy, absolutely.”
Fisher is one of only five active coaches with titles, a group that includes Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, North Carolina’s Mack Brown and Kansas’s Les Miles.
How will the Aggies fare under Bjork’s leadership? If all goes well, he won’t have to make a hire in either sport for years to come.