This is about as all in as a school can go on a football coach.
When Texas A&M hired Jimbo Fisher to be its football coach, the university clearly indicated its commitment of resources to ensure Fisher’s success.
In addition to a friendly 10-year, $75 million guaranteed contract, A&M also paid top dollar for Fisher’s 10 assistants, his new strength coach and an expanded recruiting budget. But even all of that fails to show how much A&M has invested in its football coach.
That became evident during the hiring process for new athletic director Ross Bjork, who was introduced at A&M on Monday. Along with A&M president Michael Young, Fisher was also involved in the search for Scott Woodward’s replacement.
On top of the millions of dollars that have poured into the football program since Fisher’s arrival in 2017, the level of commitment from A&M includes being consulted on key decisions about the program’s future…
And while Sharp and Fisher both cited Young as the key person responsible for hiring Bjork, who spent the last seven seasons at Mississippi, Fisher also played a key role in the process.
That says as much about how beholden Bjork is to Fisher as it does about what kind of AD Fisher wants. Those aren’t necessarily good things, but nobody can claim the TAMU oars aren’t rowing in the same direction for now.