With the Aggies up 20–3 in the fourth quarter, a carry from running back Rueben Owens was stymied after a forced fumble that resulted in a 67-yard scoop-and-score by Auburn linebacker Eugene Asante.
As Asante streaked down the sideline, however, Fisher suddenly appeared on the field mid-play and nearly got run over, a sight that gave a whole new meaning to the program’s signature “12th Man” tradition.
JIMBO OUT ON THE FIELD FOR THE AUBURN SCOOP N SCORE pic.twitter.com/e4i5tzvVh4— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) September 23, 2023
While Fisher, who was once a Division III quarterback, may have played the game in his heyday, the 57-year-old obviously had no business trying to live out any lost dreams of playing defense.
As expected, Fisher’s brief on-field cameo sparked a cavalcade of jokes on social media, ranging from playful barking about the coach not making a play to hilariously accurate comparisons to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s infamous sideline moment in 2013.
The 12th Man pic.twitter.com/hzQiUfAEUR— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 23, 2023
This turned into a touchdown 👀 pic.twitter.com/lzHdvZi4Li— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) September 23, 2023
Jimbo Fisher is the 12th Man on the field. pic.twitter.com/azPPOiv8M6— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) September 23, 2023
Tackle that man Jimbo! pic.twitter.com/9xALOx0IYR— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) September 23, 2023
Jimbo Fisher is trying to pull a Mike Tomlin?— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 23, 2023
12th man on defense 🤣pic.twitter.com/j5YVILlWW2
Mike Tomlin would be proud. https://t.co/T9XfZYXmDC— Barnin' In The Rain (@TheGross1_) September 23, 2023
THEYRE NOT GOING TO KEEP JIMBO OFF THE FIELD TONIGHT https://t.co/nnHQyp8KOS— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) September 23, 2023
JIMBO YOU GOTTA MAKE THAT TACKLE SON pic.twitter.com/HngX0DLnnu— Rush Roberts (@DrNorrisCamacho) September 23, 2023
If you’re going to be on the field, Jimbo, at least make a play… 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/5uYhlWgkfw— Eric Boynton (@ericboynton) September 23, 2023
Jimbo loitering— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) September 23, 2023