During an appearance at the Houston Touchdown Club, Fisher said “We’re going to beat his [Saban] a** when he’s there, don’t worry,” when asked about potentially dethroning the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Believe it or not, Fisher doubled down on that comment.
“Heck yes I think we’re going to beat them. That’s why we’re here. They’re the standard right now, but we have to learn to beat them.”
Fisher addressed those remarks while speaking at SEC Media Days this week. Although he received a lot of criticism for making that bold statement, Fisher doesn’t regret what he said.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Fisher said, via 247Sports. “That’s what we’re here for, isn’t it? Isn’t that why everybody’s here? That’s what makes this league this league. That’s what we expect to do at Texas A&M. In saying all that — Nick and I are friends. We’ve known each other a long time. We coached together. We’re from the same world, if that makes any sense. I have the utmost respect for what he’s done and what he’s accomplished. He’s the standard, and the standard is what you have to play to.”
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher said he doesn't regret his comment about beating Nick Saban's ass while he's still at #Alabama. "That's what we're here for, isn't it?"
He added, "He's the standard and they're the standard of what you have to play to."
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 21, 2021
Fisher also mentioned that Texas A&M is looking forward to its showdown with Alabama.
“We look forward to playing him. Understand we have the utmost respect. Understand me saying we’re going to beat them doesn’t beat them. We have to develop the skills, the right practice habits, coach the heck out of the players and let them play, and be able to play those games and understand how to play those games.”
The Aggies will take on the Crimson Tide on Oct. 9 at Kyle Field.