Jimbo Fisher is heading to Aggieland.
As multiple outlets reported on Friday and later confirmed by Mark Schlabach of ESPN and Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat, the former Florida State coach is set to become the next head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies. Florida State confirmed Fisher’s departure on Friday afternoon.
OFFICIAL: Jimbo Fisher is leaving FSU after eight seasons.
Odell Haggins to serve as head coach vs. ULM. https://t.co/r2lheSXDND
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) December 1, 2017
Fisher replaces Kevin Sumlin, who was fired on Sunday after six seasons as head coach.
Per Schlabach, the Aggies are on track to make Fisher one of the highest paid coaches in college football somewhere in the range of $7.5 million a year.
Fisher will not coach the Seminoles on Saturday as they play Louisiana-Monroe and leaves after eight seasons as head coach, posting an 83-23 overall record.
Fisher took over the Seminoles program in 2010, leading them to five college bowl game wins and an appearance in a semifinal game of the College Football Playoffs. Fisher spent his eight seasons at FSU reviving the program that previously had a 7-6 record three out of the four seasons before his arrival.
Despite entering the 2017 season with his team ranked as the No. 3 team in the country, the Seminoles have struggle with injuries and currently stand at 5-6 with with the game against Louisiana-Monroe determining their bowl game eligibility fate. Fisher finishes his career at FSU with an impressive 20-11 record against Power-5 opponents over the last three season; 10-10 just over the last 20 games.
This move by Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward shows that Woodward is willing to go big or go home and think outside of the box when it comes to filling his head coaching position. Bringing in Fisher might just be what the Aggies need to regroup and refocus for an incredible 2018 recruiting and playing season.
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