Jimbo Fisher made a somewhat surprising decision when he chose to leave his job at Florida State to take on a new challenge at Texas A&M, but those who are familiar with the relationship between Fisher and his former bosses saw it coming.
The question was sure to come up, and new Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher had his politically-correct answer ready to go. He won a lot at Florida State, going 83-23 overall and most notably, bringing the 2013 national title to Tallahassee. "Our athletic programs strive for excellence on and off the field and Coach Fisher is just the man to help us fulfill our highest aspirations".
Texas A&M faces Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., on December 29.
Seminoles players found out about Fisher's departure before a scheduled 2 p.m. meeting Friday, where he addressed the team one last time in his eight-year tenure. And like I said, I had no plans of ever leaving there.
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. "I think all the ingredients are here". "I want to thank the great people at Florida State for an incredible opportunity", Fisher said.
In 's first game after Jimbo Fisher's brewing departure for Texas A&M, the Seminoles relied on their collective pride to accomplish one of their seasonal goals to maintain the program's history. Jimbo is among the best football coaches in America and a ideal fit for A&M.
COLLEGE STATION - To the strains of the Aggie War Hymn from members of the Texas A&M band, Jimbo Fisher stepped off a jet plane at Texas A&M at high noon on Sunday. "We are thrilled to welcome Jimbo to the Aggie Family". From there he became the offensive coordinator at LSU, and later Florida State, where his salary as an assistant peaked at $US630,000. I have no doubt that numerous more than 500,000 current and former Texas A&M students are high-fiving, posting and smiling today over this news.