College football recruiting is an ever-evolving world, with coaches constantly trying whatever will attract the top talent to their university and help bolster their football program. While this normally only extends to signing football players, Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher took a bold step on Sunday, offering a scholarship and receiving a verbal commitment from omnipresent former NBC News Anchor Brian Williams.
The staff here at Good Bull Hunting was surprised to say the least when we heard the news of Williams’ commitment. Given the Aggies’ more pressing needs in the defensive secondary, it’s surprising to see them spend an athletic scholarship on the 58-year-old newsman. But in a world where college football programs have DJs, barber shops, waterfalls and slides, is a full-time on-staff news anchor really all that far fetched? Not if you’ve done your research.
In an exclusive sit-down interview, Brian Williams detailed his extensive first-hand accounts of Aggie history.
Branding of Bevo (1917)
National Championship Season (1939)
‘We’ve Never Been Licked’ (1943)
The frontlines with General Patton (1945)
Texas A&M admits women (1963)
Corps member draws sword (1981)
Big 12 Championship Game (1998)
Scooby Football (2012)
Jimbo Fisher press conference (2017)
Despite first attending college in the 1970s, we’re told Williams can play immediately in the fall of 2019, with a full four years of eligibility remaining. Welcome (back) to Aggieland, Brian!