Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M job

Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M job

Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M job

One of the worst-kept secrets in college football became reality Friday when Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced his resignation to take the same job at Texas A&M, according to multiple reports. If true, Fisher will be the second highest paid college coach in the country.

While Florida State was holding its final practice for Saturday's game, Texas A&M's Board of Regents was meeting to discuss the hiring of a new coach.

Fisher's silence has already had an impact on recruiting as three players who were verbal commitments have said they have made a decision to reopen their searches.

"Coach Fisher did an exceptional job as both an assistant coach at FSU and in the challenging role of successor to the legendary Bobby Bowden", Florida State president John Thrasher said in a statement.

Fisher will take the position immediately and not coach in Florida State's regular season finale against Louisiana-Monroe.

"Obviously, he feels like it's the right move for him".

"No call, no text, you could of said something ..." I believe Texas A&M is getting one of the best coaches in college football.

Fisher guided the program to the 2013 national championship. I don't have any doubt about that.

Fisher is 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State.

With Fisher an Aggie, the coaching search madness of the 2017-18 offseason turns its eyes to Florida State, which now has to hire a head coach. "I've been waiting to come to this school and it's like really upsetting". I don't get in to the rumors and the rumor mill. Sumlin, Oregon's Willie Taggart, South Florida's Charlie Strong and Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente are options who might be considered.

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