Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M; will get $75M over 10 years

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned to take the head-coaching job at Texas AM, Florida State officials said Friday.

Fisher won’t coach the Seminoles against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. Associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins instead will lead the team.

“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. “I believe Texas AM is getting one of the best coaches in college football.”

Fisher, 52, had hoped to wait to announce his decision until after Saturday’s regular-season finale, which the Seminoles (5-6, 3-5 ACC) need to win to extend their streak of 35 consecutive bowl games. The game was postponed from Sept. 9 and rescheduled to Saturday because of Hurricane Irma.

Jimbo Fisher always wanted more, this time FSU was tired of giving

Fisher brought the Seminoles back to national prominence, but it came at a cost. Even with constant demands and frayed relationships, FSU was happy to pay,

Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21631488/jimbo-fisher-leaving-florida-state-accept-coaching-job-texas-am

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