Day one of SEC Media Days brought the Texas A&M Aggies, Kentucky Wildcats and LSU Tigers to the College Football Hall of Fame. It was a smooth beginning to the festivities with A&M’s Head Coach Jimbo Fisher standing under the lights.
Fisher left the Florida State Seminoles last December for $75 million and hopes of greener pastures at College Station. The moment he arrived at Aggieland, Fisher was confronted with A&M’s reality: Also, Texas A&M will face off against the Clemson Tigers on September 8th and the Alabama Crimson Tide September 22nd. Keep in mind, the Aggies have not beaten the Alabama Crimson Tide since November 10, 2012 when Johnny Manziel had his Heisman moment. Once they get past college football’s two behemoths, Texas A&M will face their former Southwest Conference foe, the Arkansas Razorbacks September 29th at AT&T Stadium.
“I think it gets your attention, I’ll say that,” Fisher responded when confronted with this reality today. “It definitely makes your kids wonder. I think when you have those kind of games in the early parts of the season, I think it makes your summer that much better. I think it gets your attention. They understand the competition level and what you come to … It’s great that we play those two teams, the top two ranked teams in the first four games of the year. I think great teams, it’s not that your opponent becomes faceless, it’s not that you disrespect them; it’s just that you understand how you want to prepare. I’m hoping that’s the way our kids go about it.”
One of the players to watch for the Aggies this season is running back Trayveon Williams. Last season, he rushed for 798 yards and eight touchdowns.
“That was one of the first reasons I was excited to have him named as my head coach,” Williams responded after being asked on his enthusiasm for Fisher becoming A&M Head Coach. “He puts the running back in great situations, and I’m excited about that. Coach Fisher is always saying that I need to run strong. That’s very important as a running back. I’m very excited to have him as my coach.”