Fisher sees Aggies challenging 2019 schedule as a opportunity

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) -- Jimbo Fisher's 2019 'knife & fork Tour' of A&M Clubs across the state made a stop in College Station Monday night for the Brazos County A&M Club's annual Coaches Night held at the Hall of Champions at Kyle Field.

The fund raising event honors all the Texas A&M coaches in the athletic department and traditionally raises over $100,000 for scholarships used by the organization for prospective Texas A&M students.

Coach Fisher is obviously the big draw for hundreds of Aggies that attend the event and visited with the media prior to the event.

He was ask about the football team's challenging 2019 schedule that includes road trips to Clemson, Georgia, & LSU along with home games with Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State and South Carolina, Fisher says it as an opportunity to get better.

"When you want to make a difference, you have to have opportunity and you have to have significant opportunity so when you're playing the people like you're playing and have the schedule like we have you're going to have plenty of opportunity, is it tough is it challenging, yes and it's not a cliche I'm not saying it just cause hey that's our schedule, but there's a great opportunity and we're rebuilding this program and it's a great opportunity for us to show the development we've made, the consistency in which we can play with, and hopefully getting over the hump like we did at the end of the year on those big games becoming relevant in the national championship hunt, but whether we do that or not that's going to take time we have to make sure we lay the foundation and understand how to compete in those games and I think it's a tremendous opportunity for our players and our organization," said Fisher.

The Aggies will kick off the 2019 season on Thursday August 29th against Texas State. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 and be televised on the SEC Network.