Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher ready to build bond with Texas high school coaches

Texas A&M head football coach Jimbo Fisher laughs during his introductory press conference Monday at Kyle Field.

Jimbo Fisher will help the Southeastern Conference kick off its 2018 SEC Football Media Days in Atlanta on July 16 along with LSU’s Ed Orgeron.

It should be a fun day considering Fisher twice turned down LSU to stay at Florida State before A&M gave him 75 million reasons to be glad he didn’t return to Baton Rouge, where he had been an assistant for Nick Saban.

I’m sure there will be plenty of pleasantries exchanged on July 16 between Fisher and Orgeron, but the A&M-LSU series is about to heat up.

Kentucky’s Mark Stoops rounds out July 16’s lineup. He’s the under card for the two heavyweights.

Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Florida’s Dan Mullen go July 17 along with Arkansas’ Chad Morris and Ole Miss’ Matt Luke.

Alabama’s Nick Saban will speak July 18 as will Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead, Missouri’s Barry Odom and Tennessee’s Jeremy Pruitt. Good luck on any of those guys stealing Saban’s thunder.

Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and South Carolina’s Will Muschamp anchor get-away day on July 19 along with Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason.

It should be a fun time at the College Football Hall of Fame, the first time SEC Media Days won’t be in Birmingham/Hoover, Alabama, since 1985. I’ll hold judgment, but I’d rather it stay in Hoover. I was just getting used to the place. 

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