WATCH: Jimbo Fisher reacts to backlash over his grabbing of Tyrel Dodson's facemask
One of the biggest stories to come out of college football last weekend happened after a play was over.
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher was spotted grabbing linebacker Tyrel Dodson’s facemask during the team’s 24-17 win against Arkansas, creating a bit of controversy over his rough handling of a player. Fisher said following the game that he was trying to keep Dodson from getting ejected due to his part in a post-play scuffle.
He was asked about the incident again during his Monday press conference. You can see Fisher’s response in the video below, courtesy of Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle:
Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher on the reaction to his grabbing Tyrel Dodson’s facemask during Saturday’s game against Arkansas: pic.twitter.com/BhIWkTkbV4
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) October 1, 2018
It’s a little odd to see Fisher say he didn’t grab or jerk Dodson’s facemask when video clearly shows that he did both. But Fisher insisted that he and Dodson are on good terms, and the linebacker tweeted and said as much when asked about the incident.
This should be the last time Fisher has to address the topic, but he’ll likely be under more scrutiny regarding how he interacts with players moving forward.