Texas A&M System Chancellor and embarrassing quote machine John Sharp has struck again. At the Annual Meeting of the Chancellor’s Century Council, Sharp had Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher speak, along with Texas A&M Commerce coach Colby Carthel, whose team is fresh off of a Division II National Championship. In a #classy move, Sharp presented Carthel with a plaque honoring his team’s national championship season. But he wasn’t done there. Sharp also presented a national championship plaque to Jimbo Fisher, only his doesn’t have the date written in yet.
Jimbo laughed it off, and even had a great response to the dateless plaque, saying “I hope I fill in a couple.”
Look, we get it. Expectations have been raised. We want the best. But at some point A&M needs to stop acting like they’ve crossed the finish line just by hiring Jimbo Fisher. Stop taking credit for his Florida State accomplishments, and certainly stop giving him plaques for championships at A&M that he hasn’t even won yet. Jimbo is a great hire, and the possibility exists that he could do really well in College Station. But right now that’s all it is: a possibility. The odds of him bringing a national title to A&M and the odds of him being the next Fran are probably about the same.
Remember when people made fun of A&M for suddenly adding national titles from almost a century ago? Remember (a couple of days ago) when Jaylen Ramsey called out tighte ends coach Tim Brewster for using him to promote a school he didn’t attend? This is going to be added to that list. The Kevin Sumlin era was often the epitome of “all hat, no cattle,” and stuff like this just feels like more of the same. I know it’s the offseason, and there isn’t any actual football to discuss, but that doesn’t mean that A&M leaders need to fill the void with self-aggrandizing drivel.
Oh how I look forward to the day where we can just point to what we have done instead of talking about what we are gonna do.
What’s your take on the dateless plaque?
This poll is closed
Hell yeah! The bar has been raised
Whatever, it’s harmless fun
This is embarrassing