Jimbo Fisher now has a creep, a racist and a real maniac on his coaching staff
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After a preseason that featured an explosive back-and-forth with Nick Saban after the Alabama head coach made allegations of cheating and buying players through NIL, Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher responded with a disappointing 5-7 season. To turn things around, he hires Bobby Petrino as his offensive coordinator – one of the most nefarious coaches to ever come up.
College Station is a shit show.
After spending less than a month on staff at UNLV, Petrino is back on the big stage due to Fisher’s desperation as he now holds the keys to the Aggies’ attack. On paper, this looks like a smart move. An offensive genius everywhere, Petrino was the man behind Lamar Jackson in Louisville. However, the fine print will remind you why people cringe.
In 2012, Petrino was fired as Arkansas head coach after it was discovered that he lied about a motorcycle accident in which he was involved. Now the part where he had an accident and wasn’t wearing his helmet wasn’t the problem. What caused him to lose his job was that the married man was with his “girlfriend” on his motorcycle – who happened to be a “Student-Athlete Development Coordinator” that he had recently hired for his staff. He’s the creep I was talking about in the headline.
But wait, there’s more.
In 2007, Petrino prepared to take the NFL by storm when he looked to pair his powerful offense with Michael Vick as the Atlanta Falcons’ new head coach. But because of the dog fights, it never happened. The Falcons have been terrible this season. Rather than fix it, however, Petrino left and took over the Arkansas job midway through the season, leaving a 3-10 roster from Atlanta.
“I said to Bobby (Petrino), ‘Tell me what to tell them. Tell me how you’re feeling.” I remember him standing up, reaching out and shaking my hand and saying, “Tell them you have a coach,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a 2016 interview. “We played Monday night. I can’t remember who it was against. We lost the game, and later that night… I was watching Coach Petrino do the Pig Sooie thing up at the University of Arkansas. It was all within a span of six, eight hours. So I actually sat in bed watching this after throwing up all over the place – no, not literally. But it turns out he had decided beforehand that he was going to do it.”
Yeah… well, that’s the guy Fisher just hired.
To make the College Station situation even more toxic, the Aggies staff also includes two other horrible people. Steve Addazio is Fisher’s offensive line coach, anyway in 2021 The Coloradoan reported that he “likely” made a racially insensitive comment and statement indirectly threatening a janitor’s job during an altercation in October 2020 when he was Colorado State head coach. The janitor was black and claims Addazio called him a “boy”. He’s the racist I was talking about in the headline.
And then there’s DJ Durkin, who serves as Fisher’s defense coordinator. In case you forgot, Durkin was fired as Maryland head coach in 2018 for running a program so heinous, disturbing and dysfunctional it was blamed for Jordan McNair’s death – when the coaching staff misdiagnosed his symptoms after he passed out during a grueling off-season workout that resulted in him dying of heat stroke. He’s the real maniac I was talking about in the headline.
At this point, Fisher might as well hire Art Briles as his new quarterbacks coach and Urban Meyer as his offensive advisor, and announce that he’s collected all five Toxic Coaches Infinity Stones — white privilege is inevitable, or whatever Thanos said.
And to make matters worse at Texas A&M, the men’s basketball team started Wednesday night’s away game against Florida a deficit off the opening tip. The Gators went 1-0 after committing a technical foul free throw awarded to the Aggies for leaving their shirts at the hotel – delaying the game.
Texas A&M ended up winning 66-63, so at least one thing went right for the Aggies this week.