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Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher on CFP enlargement: ‘I am all for it’

HOOVER, Ala. — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher can’t look ahead to the School Soccer Playoff to develop to 12 groups from its present 4, and never solely as a result of the Aggies completed No. 5 in final yr’s closing CFP tabulation resulting in the postseason.

“I’m all for it,” Fisher stated Wednesday, the third of 4 SEC Media Days. “It’s needed and wanted. … Identify me a sport in any collegiate stage that, aside from the highest 5 conferences, that are about 60 groups, the place the opposite 60 groups don’t have any likelihood to win a nationwide championship.

“There’s not a sport in our world (the place) that occurs — nevertheless it occurs in school soccer.”

The CFP probably may develop to a dozen groups no sooner than 2023. For now, Fisher and the Aggies will try to squeeze in as one of many 4 entrants in 2021, and that probably would require beating Alabama for the primary time since 2012, A&M’s first yr within the SEC.

In Might at a Houston Landing Membership occasion, Fisher was requested by A&M fan Tonya Spell, “What’s the important thing aside from (Nick) Saban retiring to beating Alabama?”

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