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Recruiting Q&A with Nicolaus Copernicus on Jimbo Fisher’s Amazing Class

We sat down with the renowned 15th-Century Polish astronomer, economist, and mathematician to get his thoughts on the Aggies’ recruiting haul

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Good morning! What a time to be alive, eh! Jimbo Fisher is earning all of that $75 million by putting together the greatest recruiting class in the history of football. In honor of this achievement, we decided to reach out to a prominent historic figure to get his thoughts. Fascinating!

Good Bull Hunting: You’ve been high on Jimbo Fisher’s 2019 class for quite some time. Is there any sense of vindication now that he’s been piling up the blue chips and climbing up the composite rankings?

Nicolaus Copernicus: Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun.

GBH: Indeed. And just how much skill do you believe is involved in the evaluation and rankings of these high school players? Can it be learned, or is it an innately possessed talent? How rewarding is it?

NC: Although all the good arts serve to draw man’s mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.

GBH: How confident are you in Coach Fisher’s ability to evaluate and develop talent, particularly in a brand-new setting like he’s facing this season?

NC: To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

GBH: Just how infallible do you feel that recruiting pay sites are? Should we trust them absolutely for reliability and accuracy?

NC: I am aware that a philosopher’s ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.

GBH: What are your thoughts on the “star” system of rankings, and do you feel they are potentially skewed by geography?

NC: More stars in the north are seen not to set, while in the south certain stars are no longer seen to rise.

GBH: You predicted a top finish in the rankings for Coach Fisher some months ago. Do you still stand by that?

NC: Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place.

GBH: Great stuff. Last question—what is your most unpopularly-held belief among your fellow recruiting analysts?

NC: For I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them.

Thank you again to Mr. Copernicus for his candid responses.