Jimbo Introduced To Aggieland

Jimbo Fisher, center, reaches out to shake the hand of Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp, far left, as Board of Regents Chairman Charles Schwartz, left to right, athletic director Scott Wooward and President Michael K. Young share the stage in the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field, where Fisher was introduced as the A&M football head coach during a press conference Monday morning.

Even before Jimbo Fisher was named the new head football coach at Texas A&M, A&M System Chancellor John Sharp held high expectations for the position.

>> Social media reacts to dateless national championship plaque presented to Jimbo Fisher <<

In late November, when asked what he is looking for in a new head coach after a special meeting of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, Sharp did not mince words.

Jimbo Fisher National Championship plaque

Screenshot of plaque given to Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher from theTexas A&M University System YouTube video.

“Nothing serious. Just want to win a national championship,” he said.

After a question and answer panel discussion during the Chancellor’s Century Council annual meeting on Feb. 16, Sharp presented Fisher with a plaque celebrating a NCAA Division I Football National Championship for a date yet to be named, which can be seen in a video released by the Texas A&M University System.

The gift was given after the Chancellor presented Texas A&M-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel with an identical plaque commemorating the Lions' 2017 NCAA Division II title.

“The only difference between Colby’s and yours is you get to fill in the date,” Sharp told Fisher during the presentation

“I hope I fill in a couple,” Fisher responded with a laugh.

Fisher will get his first on-field look at his new program beginning on March 20, when the Aggies open spring practice. A&M will open the 2018 season at home on Aug. 30, a Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., facing Northwestern State. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.

(2) comments

Sabio

Sharp is a tool. He managed to embarrass A&M once again and probably jinxed us for another 79 years. Thanks.

Boyettsboys

This is the stupidest thing that I've seen in many years. John Sharp is a bad leader. Can't his time be spent on improving the mission of the university and not presenting phony plaques to undeserving coaches? I mean, in 5-6 years we will be looking for his replacement, once again.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.