The annual referendum on one of the boldest contracts in the history of college sports arrives again on Saturday. For Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, the early results on his axis-shifting jump from Florida State to College Station back in December of 2017 have been pedestrian.
Considering all the self-congratulatory noise Texas A&M made when hiring Fisher, the on-field realities have been defiantly vanilla. You don’t guarantee $75 million over 10 years for vanilla. The best way to sum up Fisher’s middle-class mediocrity is that Mississippi State’s Mike Leach generated more on-field buzz in one game than Fisher has in 27.
No. 13 Texas A&M visits No. 2 Alabama amid the sun-splashed inevitability of high CBS ratings on Saturday. And that will give us the annual peek at how Fisher is justifying his monster contract, which is now in its third season. Alabama remains the gold standard of SEC football. And