Jimbo Fisher gets $75 million deal to coach Texas A&M

Ross Houston
December 4, 2017

He has left Florida State University to become the next football coach at Texas A&M, and signed the richest contract in college football history, a 10-year deal worth a reported $US75 million, fully guaranteed.

Fisher, who agreed to a 10-year, $75 million contract with the Aggies, cited his relationship with athletic director Scott Woodward and the school's resources as the main factors in his decision.

Fisher takes over for Kevin Sumlin, who was sacked November 26 after the Aggies finished the regular season 7-5 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. Sumlin went 51-26 in six seasons as coach.

Fisher, 52, leaves Florida State after eight seasons where he went 83-23.

Since Friday's announcement that he was in fact leaving for Texas A&M, those in garnet and gold have been dealing with their emotions on the matter.

Jimbo Fisher's comments also just did something a lot of people wouldn't have thought possible - as plenty of people like myself will root for him to lose as often as possible and be exposed as the coward he is. "I grew up in this league", said Fisher, who was an assistant at LSU (2000-06) and Auburn (1993-98).

"I want to take Texas A&M to somewhere they haven't been, and that's the champion of the SEC", Fisher said. During his tenure in Baton Rouge, Tigers athletic programs claimed ten national titles, including the 2003 national championship in football when Fisher was serving as offensive coordinator under Nick Saban. We expect to compete soon for championships.

"When we set out to find a new leader of our proud football program, we set our sights high". The Seminoles slipped to 5-6 this season before Fisher departed, but beat Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to secure a bowl bid for the 36 consecutive year. Jimbo is among the best football coaches in America and a ideal fit for A&M. "We are thrilled to welcome Jimbo to the Aggie Family".

"If it benefits Texas A&M, you do things".

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