There are some themes that always seem to pop up when Jimbo Fisher scores these days.
On Wednesday, the Texas A&M coach joined “The Colin Cowherd Show,” and as you’d expect, the topics of Nick Saban and recruiting were front and center.
Fisher admitted that opponents recruit passively, saying that the Aggies group had built an arsenal of talent to the point that young recruits would not view the field as rookies.
Coerd requested Fisher’s offer, knowing that Steve Sarkissian could be convincing in Austin.
“Texas A&M has the most complete package in the country — you talk about the culture and the university — this place is incredible,” Fisher said. “Come here and you’ll see that, the commitment that people have. It’s one of the top 20 education schools in the country. Education by the roof and the commitment we’ve made – right now we’re building a new $160 million facility right now that’s going to be state-of-the-art. – No one else in the country for your personal development will have what we have.
“One in five coaches (at Texas A&M) has won a national championship. We have coaches who have put as many NFL players into the NFL as possible. We are the sixth richest school in the country with an $18 billion grant for life by ball — you’re talking about one of the It’s the two largest alumni associations in the country. It’s 550,000 seniors, there are 109,000 people in each match.”
In addition to his enlistment offer, Fisher rested – once again – a Nick Saban skirmish.
“Nick and I, we’re over it,” Fisher said. “Understand something, we drank the same water we grew up in. When you’re coming from West Virginia, you fight and scratch and fumble for whatever you’ve got. And the people in our state where you grew up and the way you grew up–whatever you had in mind came out with your lips. And after That… Five minutes later I said what I said. And either I quarreled for her, I got into a fight for her and then played five minutes later. Or I said OK, and then I went out and played five minutes later. It’s the same. We are cut from the same cloth, We are both competitive and that’s just the way it is. I respect Nick like I said before, and we’re fine – 100 percent.”
Listen to the full interview below.
Mark Heim is a sports reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.