The Texas A&M football team didn’t have a smooth transition to full pads Monday at the Coolidge practice fields. There were too many mistakes, too many inconsistencies for head coach Jimbo Fisher.
“One side would win, [then] the other side would win,” Fisher said. “Both sides are winning because the other side is not doing it right.”
It could be a result of a lack of focus and concentration or not enough maturity, Fisher said.
“You got to learn what to do and have a sense of urgency to do it,” Fisher said.
One Aggie who has done just about everything right since he stepped on campus is sophomore running back Jashaun Corbin, who is in line to replace Trayveon Williams, who led the Southeastern Conference in rushing last year.
Corbin, who rushed for 346 yards on 61 carries last season, makes a mistake “once in a blue moon,” according to Fisher.
“He does things right, he has great character,” Fisher said. “He’s just a joy to coach, football means a lot to him.”
Corbin, who is from Rockledge, Florida, originally pledged to Florida State, but decommitted after Fisher left the Seminoles and came to A&M.
“Before he left, when he was at Florida State, I was set on going to Florida State,” Corbin said. “So when he got the job out here, I kind of backed away because, you know, about the stability. So, I just decommitted. Once he got the job out here, he reached out to me like, ‘Just come see it for yourself.’ Because I didn’t know anything about Texas A&M. Because, I didn’t have an offer from any Texas schools. When I came out here, it blew me away. I just fell in love with the place and decided to come here.”
Fisher wasn’t going to contact the guys he had committed to go to Florida State, but once Corbin re-opened his recruiting, he wanted him.
“I am extremely pleasantly happy he came here,” Fisher said.
The multi-talented Corbin also returned 14 kickoffs for 422 yards with a touchdown last season.
“He can do everything, there’s nothing he can’t do on a football field,” Fisher said. “And he’s very intelligent. So we got to be smart too, we can’t over use him too. But we got him at different spots and we pick and choose and keep developing guys behind him.”
Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Colten Blanton is not in camp, sitting out with an injury. It’s the same injury he had last year and in spring training. “He’s not ready to go yet,” Fisher said.