Jimbo Fisher quietly earning his 75 million before coaching his first game
Jimbo Fisher left Florida State this past December to become the Texas A&M 75 Million dollar man, as Aggie fans everywhere hope he can finally awake this Texas football sleeping giant. Fisher, who is only one of four active division one coaches to win a National Title hopes to bring that same success to College Station, but faded down the stretch at Florida State.
Fisher currently ranks 31st on our 2018 coaching rankings as we head towards kickoff with an Hour Glass metric stamp of 8. The average coaching value for 2018 is 3.5 and you can see all the coaching rankings here.
Fisher also ranks as the fourth best coach in the SEC in our rankings and we have the Aggies pegged at 8-4 this year, which is no better than what Kevin Sumlin pulled off while in College Station.
For many, myself included, it never made sense for Fisher to go from the highest recruiter in the ACC to the fourth best recruiter in the SEC West.
However, as many people focus on the season, Fisher and his staff are moving the needle in recruiting and in a big way.
The Aggies come into 2018 as the 15th best talent roster on our metric scale, which is good enough to win a National Championship today, from a talent stand point. The problem for the Aggies is quarterback and more talent.
Fisher and his staff are doing just that right now, as the Aggies are currently third in the 247 sports recruiting rankings for the 2029 cycle.
If the Aggies can keep up this pace this would drastically improve their roster talent moving forward. Using the Aggies numbers today, if they stay on this pace, they project to move from 15th to inside the top eight in the country and maybe the top five on our 2019 roster talent – as a huge haul in one class can spike your roster talent.
The Aggies take on Clemson and Alabama in the first four weeks of September, which is a daunting task; but if Fisher continues to bring in the big fish of Texas and the area, the Aggies could be positioning themselves from a roster stand point to finally tangle week in and week out with the big boys of college football.
Fisher so far is earning his 75 million dollars in the offseason, and if he earns it in the offseason, it could pay off big time once the ball is kicked off in College Station.