Texas A&M is on the search for a new head coach after firing Jimbo Fisher after six seasons, with a buyout of $77 million.
Fisher mostly underachieved, winning no conference titles and having no College Football Playoff appearances. Athletic director Ross Bjork offered a reason for firing Fisher saying, “we are not reaching our full potential” and the administration didn’t see “the trend lines improving.”
The powers that be in College Station say money is no object for the next head coach and the competition will only get tougher for the Aggies with Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC next season. Timing is crucial in hiring the next coach, as the first transfer portal window, which takes place after the regular season in December, lasts 30 days, and the early signing day starts Dec. 20.
Over the next couple of weeks, dozens of names will be attached to the new job.
Here is the latest on the Texas A&M coaching search:
Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is trying has remained positive despite the Buffaloes’ struggles in recent games.
Colorado’s first-year coach, has not publicly addressed the rumors, but other people have thrown in their opinions about it.
Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s “First Take” says that Sanders to A&M would make sense.
“That’s what I’ve been saying, Deion Sanders in the SEC,” Smith exclaimed. “With that vault that they have available to them. Them hogs that he could recruit,” Smith said. “He doesn’t have them at Colorado, and he ain’t going to get them. “Primetime Deion Sanders in the SEC? That needs to happen.”
The Oregon head coach has made it clear about his intention for the near future. He is staying with the Ducks.
“Everything I want exists right here,” Lanning said. “I’m not going anywhere. There’s zero chance that I would be coaching somewhere else. I’ve got unfinished…