Texas A&M Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher remains optimistic he will see mask-wearing crowds at Kyle Field when the Aggies take the field against the Abilene Christian Wildcats on Sept. 5.
“I am very encouraged because our governor has opened up outside sports to 50 percent now, I mean this early” Fisher said. “I expect it’s going to be pretty close to normal.”
Fisher told Chancellor John Sharp the players are as “ready to go as I’ve ever seen them,” after they returned to campus June 9 for the first time since the pandemic struck.
Fisher is joined on the latest episode of “COVID-19: The Texas A&M University System Responds” by Athletic Director Ross Bjork, lead team physician Dr. JP Bramhall and Dr. Ryan Pittsinger, director of counseling and sport psychology. They each offer a unique perspective on how the pandemic has affected Texas A&M’s elite athletes.
The show will air at 7 p.m. Thursday on KAMU-TV in College Station and on other Texas public television affiliates. It also will be available on the The Texas A&M University System’s YouTube channel, https://www.tamus.edu/system-videos/.