Mike Elko is all set to replace his former boss, Jimbo Fisher, as the head coach of Texas A&M. The former head coach at Duke. He realizes that the team is yet to win its 1st national championship in 1939. But he aims to change that. Immediately after he joined as the new coach, Mike Elko promised the waiting would be over. He stressed that instead of talking about winning, the team would go ahead with it.
Mike Elko was the defensive coordinator here before he moved to Duke as the head coach, his first assignment. He returns to replace Fisher, who was relieved of his job after six sessions. Elko was in the colors of the Aggies as he was introduced on Monday. He was exuberant about his new job and was welcomed by hundreds of fans with the school band playing.
Mike Elko said that he was finally back in Texas A&M, a place where he said he belongs. He said that he was done with only talking about winning the nationals. He briefly fielded questions and spoke about his confidence that he can lead Texas A&M to its title they have waited for close to a century.
Texas Athletics Director Said Mike Elko Appointed After Consultation With Former A&G Players
The new coach said that while the program was capable of much, it was all about fulfilling that potential. It was a message he had conveyed to his players, he said. He said it was all about all-around commitment. He said they had until next September to jumpstart the program. A lot would be going into that Mike Elko stressed.
Ross Bjork, the Aggies’ athletic director revealed that he got in touch with around 25 former university players as part of the lengthy search process. Their input was essential and finally led to the appointment of Mike Elko. Bjork said that he was confident that it was the right choice. Ross Bjork said that Mike Elko was an innovative coach and his approach was modern. He said his mentality would fit in perfectly with that of Texas A&M.