Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher says he has no plans to leave the school following athletic director Scott Woodward's departure last week to LSU.
signed a 10-year, $ 75 million contract with Texas A&M last offseason. interview with TexAgs, Fisher acknowledged his affection for Woodward while also noting that "in this business change happens." [Related] 19659006] "Scott was one of the reasons I came out here as the introduction and the comfort level I had with him, "Fisher told TexAgs. "But after being here, this place is phenomenal, and I plan on being here for a long time."
He later added: "And hey, we got a job to do. 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. "
RC Slocum, the Hall of Fame coach and winningest coach in Texas A&M history, was appointed interim athletic director. In a statement, Slocum said, "My role is to keep the momentum going forward until a permanent AD is hired."
Fisher led the Aggies to a 9-4 record last season, during which he said starting quarterback Kellen Mond learn how to make big plays in pivotal games.
"We're working on how precise and how the team can get," Fisher told TexAgs. "We're working on his accuracy and ability to get the ball out of his hands." [Fisherman] said that the players were "uneducated about how we wanted to do things last year" but pointed to Mond and Quartney. Davis as examples of players making great strides
The Aggies open the season at home against Texas State on Aug. 29 before traveling to face the defending champion Clemson Tigers in Week 2.