clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Paul Finebaum says this is a make it or break it year for Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher

New, comments

Plus: The legend of the arm

NCAA Football: Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

The mouth of the South, ESPN’s SEC analyst Paul Finebaum, thinks 2022 will be a make it or break it year for Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher, who recently nabbed a historic recruiting class for the Aggies.

“I’m going to correct myself of a couple weeks ago when I said, ‘Yeah, I don’t expect much this year,’” Finebaum said earlier this week, per 247Sports. “You know what? I do now, because I started to think, ‘This is not the second year for Jimbo Fisher.’ I mean, he’s been there a long time now. He should have his full complement. And it almost seemed like we gave him a reboot. I think anything less than 10 games is a disappointment, Greg (McElroy), ‘cause I don’t know how you could explain it. Last year, really, was a mess. And it was camouflaged by a couple things — A&M opting out of the bowl game, and their fans want to debate that. It’s pretty obvious what happened there. I mean, you don’t need me to explain it. They were going to lose to Wake Forest. They didn’t want another loss. And secondly, the recruiting class that has left us all breathless. But that’s not the first time they’ve had a good recruiting class. They’ve had one over the years. So I think we need to quit treating A&M like they’re a bunch of kindergarteners and Jimbo Fisher just got his first coaching job. He’s been there long enough for this to be successful.

Finebaum continued, “And any other coach who has been there long as Jimbo would be graded on a very strict curve. I mean, we’re talking about — we’re debating Bryan Harsin after one season and his second spring. Why shouldn’t we do the same thing for Jimbo Fisher?”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Texas’ Austin Todd, healthy again, won’t miss more road trips

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Scheffler combines authenticity with awesome golf ability

Dallas Morning News: Scottie Scheffler’s ascent, Luka’s left calf and more - Kevin Sherrington’s A La Carte

247Sports: Morning Brew: What to make of Ewers’ strong Saturday scrimmage, Pete Hansen, Scottie Scheffler and more

Inside Texas: Spending the interior defensive line surplus

Inside Texas: Seven former Longhorns set for 2022 NBA Playoffs

Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Mid-spring check-ins for each Longhorn position group

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas transfer edge target Ochaun Mathis sets decision timetable

Texas baseball advanced stats update

No. 7 Texas hosts Stephen F. Austin

Podcast: Spring practice and a weekend series against TCU

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: New DeSoto running back Tre Wisner talks recruiting process, relationship with Tashard Choice

247Sports: Afternoon Delight: Notes on several Texas targets in the transfer portal

247Sports: Texas visit a big hit with four-star WR Jaquaize Pettaway

Inside Texas: Recruiting Notebook: 2023 tight end Will Randle

Inside Texas: On3 Consensus four-star Jonah Wilson talks Texas, recruiting

Inside Texas: Texas in pursuit of transfer wide receiver

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Dallas Morning News: Facing turmoil in the coming years, the Big 12 can’t afford to miss with pick for new commissioner

Our Daily Bears: Winless in West Virginia

Viva the Matadors: Wild Walk-off Sweeps Wildcats

Frogs O’ War: TCU guard Mike Miles returning for junior season

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Brent Venables’ media blitz

The Smoking Musket: Bob Huggins adds two transfers

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Step Into My Office: Tyrese Hunter

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Step Into My Office: Robert Jones

Bring On The Cats: Kansas State Football: Branden Jennings into the portal

WHAT WE’RE READING

SB Nation: 6 NFL Draft sleepers this year and which current players they remind us of

SB Nation: The Lakers have fired Frank Vogel

SB Nation: Vince McMahon’s grandson commits to Indiana football as a preferred walk-on

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Not bad.