Dan Mullen defends Jimbo Fisher, stating “I think they can turn it around”

If I had to guess, Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher, who has led the program to one of their worst seasons in program history as they sit at 3-7, and 1-6 in the SEC, probably has as many defenders right now as I have Ferraris (zero). But hold on, do you hear that? It’s former Mississippi State and Florida head coach Dan Mullen, who is currently an ESPN college football analyst and on-air personality coming to Fisher’s defense. Not very surprising as both have experienced similar coaching downfalls.

On Wednesday, Mullen was interviewed by ESPNU Radio on Sirius XM, expanding on his reasoning on why we should maybe cut Fisher some slack during what has been a horrendous season so far. after pointing out the obvious that Fisher had at least 10 wins during his time at Florida State, Mullen expanded on his point:

“The one thing everyone ought to remember, if you sign the No. 1 recruiting class doesn’t mean you’re going to be a great team,” Mullen said. “It means you have really good young talent that needs to be developed over the next couple of years and we’ve got to wait for those guys to go play.”

Mullen went on to virtually advise detractors to ignore Fisher’s huge contract, while stating that aside from this season, Fisher has been very consistent during his time at Texas A&M.

“He’s won, and he’s won consistently, has a pretty good career record,” Mullen said. “Now the problem is he’s being judged on show up to Texas A&M, beat Alabama, become Alabama and win national championships and that hasn’t happened yet.”

Lastly, Mullen was adamant that Aggies in general need to get back on board the Fisher train and “stop with the negativity” stating that his strong recruiting classes will eventually yield results on the field. With his most poignant response yet, Mullen stated that Fisher will need to adapt to modern-day offenses in order for future success to be had.

“I have to evolve with it. IF they can all get there, I think there’s a path to success for Texas A&M.”

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