Florida State Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher to take Texas A&M coaching job


This week started with speculation on whether Jimbo Fisher was leaving and the week ended with Fisher resigned from his position to take the job at Texas A&M.

Fisher said Thursday that he intends to coach the Seminoles (5-6) in their final regular-season game Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe. The team will be coached by associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins. The Noles will win and move to 6-6, extending their bowl streak to 36 years in an otherwise very bad season. The game was supposed to be played back in September but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

Miami coach Mark Richt: "I've been through it, so I know job changes can happen". Asked for a timetable when he might make a choice, Fisher answered, "I always make decisions at the end of the year, after things are finished". Sumlin was 51-26 in his career at Texas A&M, but the administration had grew exhausted of Sumlin after his apparent failures to build upon the 11-2 record in his first season at the school. He led the Aggies to an 11-2 record in his first season in 2012, including 6-2 in the Southeastern Conference which included a win at top-ranked Alabama.

At Florida State Fisher was the 5th highest paid coach in the nation, earning $5.7 million a year. It works out to an annual salary of $7.5 million, making Fisher the second-highest paid coach in the FBS behind only Bama's Nick Saban, who will make $8.1 million annually starting in 2018.

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney: "Evidently he feels like that's the right move for him and his family and the right time to do so".

FSU QB Deondre Francois (via Twitter): "No call, no text, you could of said something ..."

One former FSU quarterback, Danny Kanell, tweeted, reminding Florida State to be thankful for the years Jimbo spent here and to get excited for the future.