Hand it to Scott Woodward, he had a plan, and he pulled it off. When the Aggies targeted Florida State's Jimbo Fisher a lot of people laughed, including this site thought he was crazy, but he did the damn thing - Jimbo Fisher is coming to Aggieland. Boom.
The 52-year-old is one of four active coaches to win a national championship. Reports are it costs the Aggies $75 million over ten years to secure Fisher. A&M made him the second highest paid coach in college football, and they can afford it because the Aggie's move to the SEC has ensured that they are swimming in it, Scrooge McDuck style.
Fisher, 52, went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State and his hairline became more suspicious with each passing season. Looks like FSU will focus on Willie Taggart for their opening, but with the way this offseason is going, who knows.
The central theme of the discussion appears to center around whether A&M is a better job than FSU. That's pointless because for Fisher it sure seems to be. Besides A&M has spent with the big boys in the facilities arms race and the recruiting grounds in Texas, Louisiana, and the rest of A&M's reach are just as fertile as FSU's.
Will Fisher lead the Aggies to the promised land? Probably not, but at least he's been there.