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Texas A&M Hires Jimbo Fisher to Replace Kevin Sumlin

The Texas A&M Aggies search for a new football head coach is over. On Friday, Jimbo Fisher left the Florida State program after agreeing to become the head coach for Texas A&M. Fisher replaces Kevin Sumlin who served as the Aggies head coach from 2012-2017.

Florida State President John Thrasher released a statement that read in part, “Today, Jimbo Fisher informed me he has accepted an offer to become the next head football coach at Texas A&M University. 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. I believe Texas A&M is getting one of the best coaches in college football. We appreciate all he has done for our program and wish him and his family great success moving forward.

“From the moment media reports began to circulate about our position, it became evident the job would attract great interest from a number of elite coaches, and we will move quickly to evaluate candidates from across the nation,” said Thrasher.

The Houston Chronicle reports Fisher’s contract with the Aggies is in the range of 10 years, $75 million, making Fisher the highest paid coach in college football history.

Florida State on Saturday will play a make-up game against Louisiana-Monroe which was originally cancelled to due Hurricane Irma in September. Florida State will have an interim coach for the game and they will need to win to secure a (6-6) record and become bowl eligible for the 36th consecutive season.

Texas A&M is expected to formally introduce Fisher as their new head coach on Monday.

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