Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher has never been one to hold back when it comes to making his feelings known.
Take, for instance, his beef with former mentor and current Alabama head coach Nick Saban that took center stage last offseason.
It all started with Saban criticizing A&M’s use of NIL in recruiting. But Fisher wasn’t going to just take Saban’s comments on the chin.
“It’s a shame that we have to do this, it’s really despicable,” Fisher began. “It’s despicable that somebody can say things about somebody, more importantly, 17-year-old kids. You’re taking shots at 17-year-old kids and their families.”
“We never bought anybody, no rules were broken, nothing was done wrong. The way we do things, the ethics of the way we do things, and these families, it’s despicable that a reputable head coach can come out and say this when he doesn’t get his way.”
“The narcissist in him doesn’t allow those things to happen, and it’s ridiculous when he’s not on top. The parity he’s talking about in college football, go talk to coaches who coached for him, you’ll find out all the parody. Go dig into wherever he’s been, you can find out anything.”
Jimbo is NOT holding back 😳 pic.twitter.com/NnOXXSnRAy
— Alan (@smokiesvol) May 19, 2022
The two eventually made amends. But it just goes to show how fiery Fisher can be. That feisty attitude showed up again on Saturday. But this time, it was members of the media that drew his ire.
Fisher spoke with the media following the completion of Texas A&M’s Maroon and White spring game. But when it became apparent that there was time for just one more question, Fisher took his shot.
“If it’s the last question, it (better) be a good question. I don’t need no Houston Chronicle questions. I need a TexAgs question, a good question,” Fisher said during the press conference according to On3. “Sports Illustrated is just as bad. Sports Illustrated? That ain’t a good one either now. That ain’t a good one either.
“(It) used to be the gold standard. Dadgum. Y’all give me flack and I can’t give you flack? Y’all can’t take it. That got personal.”
Notably, TexAgs is a fan site and forum.
Take that for what it’s worth.