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.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News: How Texas’ collegiate baseball teams fared this week: A look at each school’s postseason resume after a sloppy weekend across the state
247Sports: Morning Brew: Don’t hate on the Money man
247Sports: Mike at Night: Odds and ends to start the week
Inside Texas: 2021 Position Outlook: Running back
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Texas remains top of mind for elite 2023 WR Johntay Cook
247Sports: 2024 prospect David Stone talks Texas offer
Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: Cheeks, Ford, Yaites
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Viva the Matadors: Tech takes OU series with a bang
Bring On The Cats: Wildcats in perfect position to utilize transfer portal
Rock Chalk Talk: Jayhawks land ASU transfer Remy Martin
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Predicting every game in the 2021 NBA play-in tournament
SB Nation: Jared Dudley thought ‘off-the-bone’ MCL tear would end his NBA career, but he lost 20 pounds to avoid surgery and return
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas baseball takes on the Rice Owls today.
- USA Today has Texas ranked No. 22 in their post-spring practice preseason poll.
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- The Sam Houston State Bearkats won an FCS national championship, by the way.