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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: SEC guru Paul Finebaum thinks Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher is safer bet than Texas HC Steve Sarkisian

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If ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum was forced to choose between Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher and Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian, chances are, Finebaum said earlier this week, he’d choose the former over the latter.

“Listen, I like Sark a lot. But I think it’s really a fairly easy answer is Jimbo Fisher,” Finebaum said on WJOX, per 247Sports. “Forget what he said two weeks ago. Forget all the hype. I mean, Jimbo Fisher is a legitimately big-time coach. He’s already proven it [at Florida State.] He is proving it now. He’s recruiting at a level that I think is necessary. And he also doesn’t have the distractions and interferences that Sarkisian is going to have in terms of the alumni.”

Finebaum continued, “The alumni are always the problem in Austin … I mean, it’s one of the great places in the world to work, it’s one of the great places to live and visit, but they have still not solved that [alumni interference.] And maybe I spent too much time on Sunday mornings in Connecticut hanging around Mack Brown, but you have to deal with way too many entities and a fanbase that just can’t quite get over itself.”

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