Jimbo Fisher was one of the main attractions at SEC Media days in Atlanta on Tuesday, getting set to begin his first season at the Head coach at Texas A&M.
Fisher agreed to a 10-year 75 million Dollar contract in December and knows the expectations that come with that. He said the expectations are no different than any of his other stops at Florida State, LSU or Auburn. While this is his first year in the SEC he feels like the SEC had made it’s way to the ACC by the end of his time in Tallahassee.
“It brought everybody’s level of play up,” he said of his new conference. “They were going to run over you or you had to go do it. We started doing it, then Clemson started doing it, NC State — so I think, this league has gotten better and I think it’s so much more competitive, and is extremely competitive and I think it’s because the SEC. I think the commitment and like they say, It just means more. I think, in this league iot means more, it’s a very physical brand of football.”
With such a big contract Fisher said he doesn’t worry about Money, he just enjoys getting to do what he loves.
“You don’t worry about that,” he said. “So once that’s there, that’s done away with. Like I said when I started coaching this game when I started at Samford university making 15,000 dollars as the offensive coordinator. I didn’t do it for the money then, you don’t do it for the money, now. Those contracts are great and that all works itself out, but at the end of the day it’s about what you do, and you’re putting your name and your stamp on somebody. No matter what I’m getting paid of what goes on, we’re going to try to be the best we can be.”