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Texas A&M giving fisher

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Pasco08, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. BobK89

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    USF was ready to run Taggart out of town until he left Quenton Flowers loose. He may not be savior that some in ClownTown think he is.
     
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  2. CaptUSMCNole

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    FSU didn’t let Fisher go, there were attempts to meet his demands but at a certain point Fisher ran out of goodwill at FSU and the Admin basically gave him a final counteroffer that they knew would not be accepted.

    A&M basically went out and bought the best head coach that was on the market. Fisher is only one of five head coaches to win a NC and one of four who were still head coaches. The other three weren’t going anywhere so A&M backed up the truck to get Fisher, knowing through Sexton that Fisher’s main gripes were related to money at FSU. A&M has all the resources needed to win at a NC level but they have never been able to land a big time coach since Bear. They think Fisher can do it given the resources and a full commitment by the school and alumni to the program. We’ll see if they are right.
     
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  3. DoctorGator

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    Texas A&M made Jackie Sherill the 1st million dollar a year coach. At that time, Sherill was consider one the top 4 or 5 coaches in the country.
     
  4. CaptUSMCNole

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    That hire was a little before I started watching CFB. I take it Sherill was seen as a coach on the rise for coaching Pitt for three 11 win season as an independent?
     
  5. GatorSean

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    Having Dan Marino as QB probably helped.
     
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  6. oldgatorman

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    Why is this ancient thread on the board? Is rehash the new thing?
     
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  7. DoctorGator

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    Correct. Thanks for your service.
     
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