According to College Sports Wire, Jimbo Fisher continues to fall in the coaching ranks
Whenever head coach rankings by respected college football writers in the industry, such as College Sports Wire’s Patrick Conn, are released to the masses, I’ll always suggest that understanding the criteria used to assemble said rankings are based on previous season results, championship pedigree, and consistency on the field during each coaches tenure with their program.
For Texas A&M, head coach Jimbo Fisher is under a massive microscope this coming season, as the 5-7 (2-6 SEC) 2022 campaign has not only scarred his legacy with the Aggies, but his 2013 National Championship is starting to lose its shine to even the fairest sports writers.
Entering his 6th season with the program, the stakes have never been higher, and after hiring Bobby Petrino as the new offensive coordinator, the noted play-calling savant may be the missing piece to finally getting out of their extraordinarily frustrating funk. Nevertheless, according to Patrick Conn, Fisher is still ranked as a Top 30 coach, whose newest head coach rankings paint a fascinating picture as he quickly approaches the 2023 season. So, coming in at No. 27, here’s what Conn had to say about Fisher’s drastic drop since this time last year:
It was a poor season for the Aggies and Jimbo Fisher in 2022. It was the first losing season for Texas A&M since he took over the program in 2018. You could feel it around College Station, but Fisher has the talent around him to right the ship. The team lost five games by one score a season ago, if they can make a few more plays on offense they should win a lot more games in 2023.
Ranked below the likes of Illinois’ Brett Bielema (No. 26), Kansas’s Lance Leipold (No. 25), and yes, even Ole Miss’s Lane Kiffin (No. 13), the best approach Fisher can take this season is that of CEO, while finally handing over the play-calling duties for the first time in his career, the talent is there, starting and ending with sophomore quarterback Conner Weigman who is poised to breakout if avoidable chaos is, well, avoided.
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