Jimbo Fisher was named the 29th head coach in Texas A&M history on Tuesday in a press conference at the Kyle Field, Hall of Champions.
The word, ‘championship’ was thrown around by Fisher and administrators alike, something that A&M Athletics Director Scott Woodward and Fisher figured out when working together at LSU.
“The administration was committed to being good and he was wanting to be part of that and even understand more, what the kids were going trough, how they were doing,” Fisher said of Woodward. “It and just build a bond and friendship. When I saw someone care like we cared, to me that was someone I’d always wat to interact with.”
Fisher said he never planned on leaving Florida State but the opportunity to work with his friend, Woodward, among others in the administration was too good on an offer to pass up, for Fisher.
“I had no plans on leaving,” Fisher said. “I had no plans on ever leaving. But with the people I’m working with, with the place I’m going. and him explaining the things to me, I just thought it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, and a challenge that was out there that I thought I just couldn’t pass up.”
Fisher will now begin recruiting as the Aggies prepare for the Belk Bowl under the direction on Jeff Banks.