MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Rich Rodriguez has done exceptionally well at Jacksonville State, leading the Gamecocks to a 16-5 overall record and a 10-1 record in conference play during his two seasons with the team. Jimbo Fisher was abruptly fired by Texas A&M last weekend and was given a $76 million contract buyout in the processs.
Today, on ESPN’s College Gameday, former West Virginia punter/kicker turned media personality Pat McAfee said who he thought should replace Fisher at Texas A&M.
“My pick to get it done at A&M is Rich Rodriguez. Give him the bank and watch that team roll,” McAfee said when the topic came up this morning.
McAfee played under Rodriguez at West Virginia from 2005-2007. Although Rodriguez isn’t likely going to be a serious contender to become the next head coach at Texas A&M next season, one has to wonder what he would do at a school like A&M and a huge bankroll to land players in NIL. Rodriguez is expected to be on many Power 5 program’s short lists for the upcoming season and it’s very possible that he could be back coaching at the top tier of college football again in the very near future.
McAfee just suggested Rich Rodriguez to Texas A&M. Woof
— Jeremy Hewin (@HewinJeremy) November 18, 2023