Jimbo Fisher leaving Florida State for Texas A&M job


He had an 83-23 record as the head coach at Florida State, and that.783 winning percentage is the highest mark in program history ahead of Bobby Bowden (.756), who coached from 1976-09.

Fisher has been linked to the Texas A&M job since Kevin Sumlin was sacked following the Aggies' regular season finale.

Fisher will not coach FSU in its final game on Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe.

ESPN reports that the 52-year-old wanted to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday's game. The team will be coached by associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins. According to Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com, Fisher is expected to be introduced as the new Aggies head coach on Monday.

"Obviously, he feels like it's the right move for him, I don't know", Swinney said when asked. Fisher had too much guaranteed money at Florida State to make that remotely possible. They'll hire a great coach. Fisher will receive more guaranteed money than he was due at Florida State.

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Texas A&M has invested heavily in facilities the past five years, including a football operations center.

As drama played out this week, three players decommitted from Florida State. I don't get in to the rumors and the rumor mill.

When Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on Sunday, athletic director Scott Woodward stated a desire to compete for SEC and national championships.

Now, it appears that Oregon's Willie Taggart and Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente have both emerged as legitimate possibilities to fill Fisher's shoes.