When Jimbo Fisher was coaching at Florida State, facing Clemson QB Deshaun Watson couldn’t have been much fun at all.
Fisher and his new team, the Texas A&M Aggies, host Clemson on Saturday night, and while Watson is no longer there, the Tigers are still a tough squad.
Texas A&M has its own dual-threat quarterback this year, though, in Kellen Mond, who said he almost went to Clemson because he loved Watson’s game so much. When told about Mond trying to model his game after Watson’s, Fisher had the perfect response (check out the 7:30 mark of the below video, shared on YouTube by Texas A&M Athletics):
“I’d be all for that,” Fisher jokes before continuing. “Kellen works hard. As players, you model your game after somebody, but you’ve got to be yourself. You’ve got to see the intangibles and things that make you successful. … But that’d be a great guy to study, no doubt about that.”
Mond will have his hands full with Clemson’s star-studded defensive line this weekend, but great players like Watson rise to the challenge in front of them. We’ll see if Mond can do the same on Saturday night.