The man who helped bring Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M is leaving, but the Aggie head football coach plans on remaining in Aggieland for a long time.
LSU was able to entice A&M athletic director Scott Woodward to return home but Fisher told TexAgs.com on Tuesday that he won’t be returning to Baton Rouge, where he once was an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
“In this business, change happens,” Fisher told TexAgs.com on Tuesday.
Woodward, who hired Fisher and men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams, graduated and worked at LSU. Many Aggies were worried that Fisher, who doesn’t have a buyout in the 10-year, $75-million contract he signed, would follow Woodward.
“Scott was one of the reasons I came out here, as far as the introduction and the comfort level I had with him,” Fisher said. “But after being here, this place is phenomenal, and I plan on being here a long time.”
That’s what Aggies wanted to hear after Fisher went 9-4 in his first season and added a Top 10 recruiting class. So now, Fisher and Woodward will be rivals.
“We got a job to do,” Fisher said. “And I wish [LSU] the best, but we're going to find another great athletic director because this is a phenomenal place. And we're going to go on, we're going to win championships and do the things we're going to do."