5 college football teams that can end their national title drought

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Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M Aggies
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Texas A&M — 82 years

Getting a national title-winning coach to leave the program where they won it all is a rare thing. Texas A&M managed to do that in 2018 when they hired Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State.

The thinking behind giving Fisher such a massive deal was clear: The Aggies are done waiting for a national championship.

It’s been long enough that generations of Texas A&M fans haven’t been able to witness it. Their last title came in 1939, making it an 82-year drought.

Fisher has been with the Aggies for four seasons but he hasn’t delivered yet. That’s not to say there aren’t signs of progress. The biggest of those was breaking through to beat Alabama for the first time since 2012. That October victory may have been the sign that Texas A&M is ready to take the next step.

If it wasn’t, the recruiting job Fisher and company have done recently might put them over the top. The Aggies recruiting class for 2022 ranks No. 1 nationally. Their hauls for 2021, 2020 and 2019 were Top 10.

A championship isn’t far off.

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