Someone has to explain this one to me, because my sometimes-pointy head can’t quite grasp certain realities.
OK, Texas A&M University fired head football coach Jimbo Fisher over the weekend after the Aggies blew out Mississippi State by 40 points or so. That means that Fisher — for whatever reason — wasn’t doing the job the Aggies expected of him.
So, does the coach clear out his office and skulk away into the night like a scorned hound dog? Oh, no.
Dude gets tens of millions of dollars! The university is going to pay Fisher $75 million over the course of several years. The money, according to the Texas Tribune, will come from “donor dollars from the school’s 12th Man Foundation and athletic department funds.”
“The decision to part ways with Coach Fisher is the result of a thorough evaluation of the football program’s performance, and what’s in the best interest of the overall program and Texas A&M University,” the school said in a statement.
“The best interest of the overall program” obviously didn’t include Coach Fisher. Which meant he wasn’t doing the job!
What in the world am I missing here?