Taylor-Stuart and O'Neal, among other Texas A&M commits, struck up a friendship during the summer camp circuit and it could have been helpful to Taylor-Stuart to have O'Neal in College Station.
Of the over 80 wins during his time leading FSU football, which ones were the cream of the crop when it came to the Jimbo Fisher era?
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents publicly spoke Jimbo Fisher's name for the first time Monday morning, just before authorizing Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young to execute a contract to make him one of the highest-paid college football coaches in the country.
"He is the right coach at the right time for Texas A&M, and I am confident that the opportunity for greatness is right around the corner", Woodward said.
Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on Nov. 26, one day after the Aggies ended their regular season with a 7-5 mark following a 45-21 setback to LSU.
Miami coach recalled a gathering early in the year when he shared a stage with both Jim McElwain and Jimbo Fisher.
No state funds were used for Fisher's contract, meaning no student tuition or tax payer money will be going into it. It's easy to read between the lines and view the comment above as a reference to the coach's former stop.
Fisher went 83-23 with the Seminoles and won four Atlantic Division titles as well as his three conference titles and the national championship. "I'm not going to get in anybody's business".
Sharp, the state's comptroller for most of the 1990s, obviously doesn't care about the critics - he believes the Aggies have finally hired their coach who will lead them to their first national title since 1939.
His 10-year, $75 million contract is believed to be the largest total sum in college football history.
"You like continuity particularly with the more successful programs because I think continuity contributes to the success when you've got the right person in the job".
ACC commissioner John Swofford commended the job that Fisher did at FSU.
Texas A&M football generates millions of dollars, and the good times in the oil industry have in turn helped boosters contribute millions of dollars to Texas A&M football.
New Nebraska coach Scott Frost will bring seven of his assistant coaches from Central Florida with him to Lincoln.