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Jimbo Fisher explains Texas A&M's shake-up among offensive coaching duties

Steve Samra08/07/22
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College Football: Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher during game vs Clemson at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Clemson, SC 9/7/2019 CREDIT: Simon Bruty (Photo by Simon Bruty /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) (Set Number: X162860 TK1 )

Some interesting moves were being theorized to be taking place among Texas A&M‘s offensive staff, and Jimbo Fisher has confirmed suspicions.

First, Billy Liucci of TexAgs got the ball rolling when he pointed out an interesting shakeup that was taking place at practice.

“Very interesting offensive shake-up at A&M practice today, where James Coley was working with the WRs, Dameyune Craig QBs and Darrell Dickey the TEs,” tweeted Liucci.

Now, Fisher put the new positions in stone, revealing the new duties of some of his offensive coaches.

“We’ve mixed it around in different ways than what we’ve had,” stated Fisher. “Coach Craig has been with us as quarterbacks coach, Dickey has moved over to tight ends, scripting and things. It allows him to do some things, but he’s been very experienced. He’s done that for many years. .. And Coley is working with receivers. Right now we’ve switched some guys around on offense.

“They’ve all done it before. Every one of them has coached them positions before. The dynamic of how we do things, and how we want to go.”

Evidently, Jimbo Fisher believed Texas A&M needed to move some key voices around to get the most out of his team. Time will tell if his decisions work out for the best, or if his coaches return to their original post.

Jimbo Fisher says what sets Devon Achane apart, fires back critics

Continuing, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher was asked about running back Devon Achane during a press conference. In particular, he was asked why Achane was a generally underrated player and what makes him a special running back.

“I don’t what underrated is, but if you go look at production, the guy averaged seven yards a carry and had 130 (carries),” Jimbo Fisher said. “I mean, he had 900-something (910) yards and can catch the ball. There’s nothing he can’t do.”

“You look at him, and the thing about it is very deceiving,” Jimbo Fisher continued. “If you go and watch, it wasn’t just runs going outside. The majority of his runs are between the tackles. The guy has an unbelievable knack to get through there. He’s very patient. He’s a natural runner. Of course, he’s got great top-end speed, but he’s got phenomenal hands.”

Clearly, Jimbo Fisher thinks Devon Achane is one of the best running backs in the SEC and a great all-around talent. However, he also says that he doesn’t pay attention to media polls or hype surrounding teams and players.

“I don’t know where they rank,” Jimbo Fisher said. “I mean, I don’t get into all that preseason who’s all-league and all that stuff. I see and I don’t see it. You know what I’m saying? I don’t where he’s at, but he’s a very talented guy and very good guy. Very smart guy. And very diverse.”

“Not just catching the ball, he runs in those tackles and he’s a good pass blocker. I mean, he’s a good football player…Somebody’s underrating him, they don’t need to be (making) judgements on players. They don’t need to be a scout. I promise you that. Or a GM,” Fisher concluded, laughing to himself.