Aggie Players Not Looking for a “Grace Period”


As Jimbo Fisher gets set to begin his first of a 10-year contract, Aggie fans see limitless potential on the horizon.

But Texas A&M players feel like this team has what it takes to win now, and they aren’t looking for any kind of “grace period even with a first year head coach.

“The time to win is now,” Junior running back Trayveon Williams, said. “We don’t have time to feel it through. We have to win now and we’re going to win now. Like I said his attention to detail is there from day one. He wants us to be great right now. We don’t have time down the road, two or three years to be great, we have to go out there and be great now.”

Senior Kingsley Keke said he is excited to see his school making such a commitment to football, and they are embracing the expectations.

“Everyone on the team is excited about it,” he said. “Like I said, Coach Fisher has a proven track record, of him winning a national championship, so he’s a great coach. We’re all loving what he’s doing so far and we’re just buying into everything he’s telling us.”

Getting more than eight wins would be a huge step in the right direction for this A&M program that hasn’t seen that since 2013. Keke said attention to detail would go a long way towards getting the Aggies to break through 8-wins.

“Finishing,” he said when asked what it will take to break the streak. “Attacking the little things throughout the season. Everybody wants to win a championship, but you’ve got to worry about the little things, the way you go through adversity, and things like that. How are you going to take care of your body throughout the season, how are you going to maintain that throughout the season, so all those things play a role.”

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