Jimbo Fisher was the final coach to take the stage at the College Football Hall of Fame for the 2022 SEC Media Days.
Fisher touched on a few different topics, but nothing more poignant or wondered about than the controversy between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher.
As you know, Saban accused Fisher of cheating at A&M after the Aggies put together one of the best recruiting classes in college football history. Fisher responded by calling Saban a cheater, a liar, and a narcissist.
As you’d expect, the internet ran with it.
However, Fisher said today that the past is in the past.
“Listen, we’re great. Two competitive guys that go at it. We all learn from things we do in our business. We’re two competitive guys on a topic that is everywhere, as they say. There’s no rules in this thing, where it goes. Each state has different laws and everything” said Fisher.
“I have great respect for Nick. Unfortunately, our thing went public. Sometimes that happens in this world. Nothing is private anymore, is it?”
Looking at the Aggies, they want to improve off of their 8-4 campaign in 2021. However, the quarterback position will be a big question mark for them.
“I think they’re learning off each other. I think they’re doing a great job of watching each other and being very competitive with each other. But also helping each other” said Fisher. “Finally, as I say, at the end of spring, you finally saw Max starting to grasp what we were trying to do. You saw Haynes’ health come in. Really in the last month, I’ve seen his feet, the way he’s throwing the ball, he’s really jumped out at me. Connor, so natural and effortless. As he grasps what’s going on… It’s going to be a fun battle. Last year we needed three. You saw Zach in the Alabama game. As I said before, he took — he had a knee hit, came back from that. In the Auburn game he actually popped his shoulder back in place, and the doc said he could play, so he played. You really need a third guy. Having three guys, that’s rare in today’s time. But I think we got three outstanding guys. I’m very excited to work with them.”
Texas A&M will open the 2022 college football campaign on September 3 against Sam Houston State, with kickoff scheduled for noon.