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Jimbo Fisher leaves FSU to accept job at Texas A&M

Jimbo Fisher leaves FSU to accept job at Texas A&M

By James Bell


One of the most surprising stories of the college football season, Jimbo Fisher leaves Florida State to accept the head coaching position at Texas A&M. The deal that was accepted by Fisher is ten years with 7.5 million dollars per year, making Fisher one of the highest paid coaches in all of college football.

Fisher, who led the Seminoles to a BCS National Championship in 2013 and had an 83-23 record at Florida State in seven seasons (2010-2017) was 5-6 this season at Florida State which is the most losses that FSU had since 2009. Odell Haggins will replace Fisher as head coach for the rest of the season. He has been an assistant coach there since 1994, and he has been the defensive line coach from 1996 until this year where he will be coaching against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

Many of the players at Florida State were shocked at the decision, including quarterback Deondre Francois who was injured in the opening game against Alabama and sat out the rest of the season.

Texas A&M let go of Kevin Sumlin after six seasons at the head coaching spot where he amassed a 51-26 record but was 25-23 in the SEC with one winning season in the conference. With Fisher, they hope to compete with Alabama, Auburn, and LSU who are usually the top teams in the SEC West.

(Photo by Mark Wallheiser/AP)

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