'We're done': A&M's Fisher fires back at 'narcissist' Saban
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher called Nick Saban a “narcissist” Thursday after the Alabama coach made “despicable” comments about the Aggies using name, image and likeness deals to land their top-ranked recruiting classes. Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for “buying” players. “I know the consequence is going to be difficult for the people who are spending tons of money to get players,” Saban said while speaking at an event in Birmingham, Alabama, to promote the World Games being held there in July.news.yahoo.com
Calzada throws 3 TDs as No. 7 A&M routs New Mexico 34-0
Coach Jimbo Fisher certainly wasn’t congratulating his team for a job well done after the seventh-ranked Texas A&M Aggies blanked New Mexico 34-0 Saturday. “We’re playing very average,” Fisher said. “We’ve got to get better in all aspects and we’ve got to grow up across the board in everything we do and play with much more consistency as a team and learn to play off each other.”news.yahoo.com
QB King out for No. 7 A&M after surgery to repair broken leg
Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair his broken right leg, suffered early in the seventh-ranked Aggies' 10-7 win at Colorado over the weekend. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday that King’s surgery to repair a broken tibia went well but that there is no timeline for his return. “When you’re healed, you’re healed," Fisher said.news.yahoo.com
O'Neal has 2 interceptions, No. 6 Texas A&M routs Kent State
After slogging through an uninspired first half, Texas A&M needed a spark to get going. The Aggies found it in Leon O’Neal Jr., whose 85-yard interception return for a touchdown helped sixth-ranked Texas A&M pull away in 41-10 win over Kent State on Saturday night. “He’s an Energizer Bunny,” coach Jimbo Fisher said.news.yahoo.com
Florida State fires head football coach after less than two seasons
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) - Florida State University fired head football coach Willie Taggart on Sunday, one day after the struggling Seminoles lost 27-10 to its in-state rival, the University of Miami. "I spoke to Coach Taggart this afternoon to let him know of our decision," said Florida State athletics director David Coburn. He was head coach there from 2010-2012 after serving as an assistant from 1999-2006. Florida State had only two full-time coaches from 1976 to 2017 -- Fisher from 2010 to 2019, and legendary coach Bobby Bowden, who served 37 years as head coach. Defensive line coach Odell Haggins, a 26-year veteran of the FSU coaching staff, will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of 2019.
Spiller runs for 217 yards, 3 TDs as Aggies beat UTSA 45-14
Spiller set season highs with 217 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Aggies to their third straight victory and make them bowl eligible for the 11th straight season. The Aggies (6-3) were up by 14 when a 50-yard touchdown run by Spiller made it 28-7 early in the third quarter. Narcisse put UTSA (3-5) on top in the first with a 2-yard touchdown run that made it 7-0. The Aggies tied it when Spiller ran 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the next possession. Cordarrian Richardson put Texas A&M on top 14-7 later in the first quarter with a 19-yard touchdown run.
Fast start not enough as No. 24 Texas A&M falls to No. 1 Alabama
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - For the second time this season, Texas A&M squared off against the top-ranked team in the nation. 1 Alabama found their stride late in the first quarter and dominated the 24th-ranked Aggies at Kyle Field, 47-28. The loss sends Texas A&M back to .500 with a 3-3 overall record at the halfway point of the season. Despite five sacks and looking a little hobbled after the game, Mond was the A&Ms leading rusher, finishing with 16 carries for 90 yards. He was given great field position by the Alabama special teams, which produced 128 yards on punt returns.
Tagovailoa, No. 1 Tide roll past No. 24 Texas A&M 47-28
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Alabama is back on top and Tua Tagovailoa and the Tide look to stay there for a while. 1 Alabama's offense kept rolling along behind his powerful left arm with a 47-28 victory over No. Tagovailoa threw his first interception of the season but his first touchdown of the game made him Alabama's career passing touchdowns leader, passing A.J. He shrugged off the school record to focus on the importance of getting a win in Alabama's first game as No. Alabama's scoring drives started on average at the Texas A&M 48.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Texas A&M offense slow to get going again
Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Texas A&M Aggies argues with officials during the first quarter against the Auburn Tigers. Too little, too late for Texas A&M offense againFor the second time this season against a top-10 opponent, the Texas A&M offense didnt score its first touchdown of the game until the fourth quarter. A lethargic first three quarters on offense once again doomed the Aggies, whose fourth quarter uprising came way too late. Texas State gets first win in thrilling fashionGeorgia State made a name for itself in the opening week of the season when it won at Tennessee, but it was a different story against Texas State. Josh Rowland was the hero, kicking a 35-yard field goal to lift Texas State to the upset in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both.
Mond accounts for 4 TDs at No. 12 A&M routs Texas St. 41-7
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - With Texas A&M's date against No. Kellen Mond threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score in just more than three quarters, and Texas A&M had four interceptions in the 41-7 rout. Myles Jones had two of Texas A&M's four interceptions, and the Aggies had three sacks and nine tackles for losses. Vitt was 9 of 15 for 51 yards and Jensen had 160 yards passing and a fourth-quarter touchdown pass. Mond showed off his scrambling skills in the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run where he stiff-armed a defender.
Texas college football kicks off with in-state showdown featuring two SA quarterbacks
The Texas college football season officially kicks off Thursday night with an in-state showdown between Texas A&M and Texas State. 12 in the country in the Associated Press poll, and enter the season with Southeastern Conference and College Football Playoff hopes. Jimbo Fisher enters his second season in College Station after a 9-4 campaign and Gator Bowl championship. On the other sideline will be Texas State head coach Jake Spavital, who enters his first season in San Marcos. Texas Tech vs. Montana State on Saturday in Lubbock.
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher embraces difficult schedule
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Texas A&M's schedule looks pretty brutal this season. Coach Jimbo Fisher can't wait to get it started. According to Fisher, he expects to be right there with them by the end of the season. We want to take care of our own," Fisher said on Tuesday at SEC media days. The Aggies play Clemson, Alabama and Georgia this year and all three of those programs will likely be among the preseason top five.