SEC Media Days Football

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks to during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Jackson likely out for season: A&M sophomore running back Vernon Jackson “most likely will sit out” the 2019 season with a neck injury, coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday at SEC Media Days.

Jackson, after seeing action in 11 games as a true freshman last season, was injured during spring practices.

“We’ll see about the future and what goes on,” Fisher said.

RB coach Graham promoted: A&M running backs coach Jay Graham has added the title of co-offensive coordinator.

“Jay’s done a tremendous job recruiting [and] coaching with our running backs,” Fisher said. “He has a great mind for the game. It’s not just [the running game]. He understands the big picture of the game and how to throw it, how to protect it, how to do everything. And I think eventually he’ll move up as coordinator, and one day he’ll be a head coach.”

Darrell Dickey is A&M’s offensive coordinator, though Fisher calls his own plays.

Graham, who played at Tennessee, joined Fisher at Florida State in 2013.

More Lonestar Showdown talk: Texas A&M has games scheduled for a decade, but Fisher said they’d consider renewing the rivalry with Texas, which recently was brought up by UT coach Tom Herman.

“If it’s something that benefits Texas A&M, we’ll definitely be interested in that and make those judgments as they come,” Fisher said.

Mond would like to see the Aggies and Longhorns play.

“I just think like it would create an actual rivalry for Texas A&M in bringing it back,” Mond said. “Also, in recruiting it would be a really big thing in the state of Texas. I don’t control the schedules, so we’ll see if it ever happens.”

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