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Texas A&M Chancellor Already Gave Jimbo Fisher A National Championship Plaque

Expectations for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M are no secret. The former Florida State coach was hired to win a national championship.

Fisher received a massive contract to leave Florida State, where he did win a title, to take over at Texas A&M. Fisher is set to make $75 million over 10 years, fully guaranteed.

He probably didn't need added pressure, but a symbolic gesture by Texas A&M's chancellor was an added reminder of what's at stake. Fisher was on hand at a meeting back on February 16, where Division II Texas A&M-Commerce was commemorated for its 2017 title.

Commerce head coach Colby Carthel wasn't the only one to receive a championship plaque from A&M system chancellor John Sharp, however. Fisher got one as well, with the date listed as "20--."

Here's a screenshot of Fisher's plaque. Names and date aside, it is identical to the one that Commerce, which again, actually won a championship, received.

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It is just a further reminder of what Jimbo Fisher needs to do to live up to his massive Texas A&M deal.

Sharp has made those expectations very clear since hiring Fisher. From The Bryan-College Station Eagle:

In late November, when asked what he is looking for in a new head coach after a special meeting of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, Sharp did not mince words.

“Nothing serious. Just want to win a national championship,” he said.

If Fisher fails to deliver, expect the Aggies to hear about this plaque all the time from rival fans. Virginia Tech already has the albatross of its empty trophy case, which remains unfilled. This is a pretty close approximation to that.

A&M is already getting made fun of on Twitter for the plaque. You had to know it was coming.

Fisher is being tasked with doing something that A&M hasn't managed in almost 80 years. Good luck!