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Jimbo Fisher was introduced at Texas A & M on Monday. (Photo: The Associated Press)
At his introductory press conference on Monday, Jimbo Fisher said he was "a no-brainer" to leave the state of Florida for Texas A & M.
Fisher, who accepted a 10-year, $ 75 million contract with the Aggies, cited his relationship with sports director Scott Woodward and the school's resources as the main factors in his decision. Woodward and Fisher overlapped in LSU from 2000 to 2004.
"I say this all the time in training," said Fisher. "You can have Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, you can have the best coaches in the world, but if your administration does not see things the way you see things and allows you to do things that way, you can not get nothing. "
Fisher said that" all the ingredients (for success) are here "and mentioned the recruitment base, facilities and local support of Texas A & M. Although he said he had never planned to leave the state From Florida, where he was head coach for eight seasons, the vision of Texas A & M administrators triggered a change of heart.
"I think it was a truism, in a crazy way," said Fisher. "And again, my time at Florida State, I loved it, it was phenomenal, it was a tremendous place.
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"But in our life, there's opportunities you see. And as I said, I had no plans to go there. I had no plans to get out of there. But with the people I'm working with, where I'm going and (Woodward) explaining things to me, while I was researching, I thought it was an opportunity I just could not pbad up. "
Fisher mentioned the facilities of Texas A & M on several occasions during the press conference on Monday, which could be perceived as a shot at his previous school.The 52-year-old actor had expressed his desire to improve the facilities of the state of Florida last season, beginning with the construction of a new football operations building.
"We have to get caught," Fisher said in September. "We have not done anything for a long time here. We did it when we first arrived here. We made some small adjustments. Since then, we really have not done it. We have to get stuck in that area. "
Fisher also repeatedly mentioned that he has" one unit "with Woodward and the rest of the Texas A & M administration and praised his collective vision for the program.
The school literally spread out a red carpet for Fisher when he arrived at College Station on Sunday and greeted him with a brown blazer and a pair of Texas A & M boots at the press conference on Monday, the coach said he understands life at the SEC of his time at LSU and understands the expectations in the school.
expectations will never be greater than mine, "Fisher said." I promise. "
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