The Texas A&M Aggies spent a ton of money this offseason to bring coach Jimbo Fisher over from Florida State.
They also shelled out some serious dough for Fisher’s assistants, hoping to make the Aggies a team to reckon with in the ultra-competitive SEC West.
For a big school in Texas, football is always king, and one new assistant — CB coach Maurice Linguist — went as far as to say he thinks the Texas A&M job is the best job in the country (via 247Sports):
“The 12th Man, the pride and tradition of Texas A&M football, it doesn’t take you too long – I think from five miles away you can see Kyle Field down on Highway 6,” he said. “You understand … the support system that’s here; how much Texas A&M football means to people. You think about the tradition of all the elite coaches and all the elite players that have been through Texas A&M, the championships, the Wrecking Crew.
“The SEC conference — which is the best conference in America. Playing against the best every single weekend — the demands that go into it, the time you’ve got to put into it, the competitive factors that are involved in playing in this conference. All those factors involved, I really believe that this is the best job in America.”
Obviously, the Aggies have some work to do to live up to Linguist’s expectations, and he’ll play a big part in it as he tries to improve the team’s secondary.
However, if the Aggies become more competitive under Fisher, the team could indeed become a landing spot for even more top recruits and assistants.