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Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU to become head coach at Texas A&M

02 December, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Lamar Ellis
  • Jimbo Fisher Reportedly Named Texas A&M HC After 8 Years at FSU

The saga over whether Jimbo Fisher would stay or leave ended Friday when he submitted his resignation to Florida State officials and accepted Texas A&M's offer to become that school's new coach.

Nick Saban is being paid an average of $8.1 million per year.

That doubles down on previous reporting from multiple outlets that Florida State officials began vetting candidates to replace Fisher at the beginning of the week, including OR coach Willie Taggart. That leads us to Fisher's contract at A&M. Florida State is trying to avoid its first losing season since 1976.

As I said, Fisher's tenure at FSU came to a nasty end and could have been easily avoided had he and the school communicated better.

Fisher has been a coach at Florida State for the last 11 seasons, including the last eight as the head coach.

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The Aggies went hard after Fisher following the firing of Kevin Sumlin, who went 51-26 in six seasons with the program.

Fisher, who had dodged questions about his interest in Texas A&M for the last two weeks, said as recently as Thursday that he meant to coach on Saturday. Fisher made $5.7 million this season at FSU.

"Obviously, he feels like it's the right move for him, I don't know", Swinney said when asked.

Fortunately, A&M has the facilities to make Jimbo a happy man for as long as he's in College Station, but the way he handled the Florida State resignation has been a nightmare. They'll hire a great coach.

Possible candidates could include Oregon's Willie Taggart and Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente. "I don't have any doubt about that".

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