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- Jimbo Fisher has resigned as head coach at Florida State and will become the head coach at Texas A&M.
- Fisher is expected to be introduced on Monday.
- Rumors of Fisher’s departure hit a fever-pitch when his Christmas tree was thrown out.
Jimbo Fisher has resigned as the head coach at Florida State and will become the head coach at Texas A&M, according to several reports.
Fisher has reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $75 million contract. A $7.5 million salary would have ranked third this season, behind only Nick Saban at Alabama ($11.1 million) and Dabo Swinney at Clemson ($8.5 million). Fisher made $5.7 million this season at FSU.
Rumors of Fisher’s move had been swirling for a couple of weeks, but they hit a fever pitch on Friday morning when Fisher’s Christmas tree was thrown out and placed on the street curb to be picked up.
— Wayne McGahee III (@WayneMcGaheeIII) December 1, 2017
Fisher will not coach Florida State in their season finale on Saturday.
Fisher has been a coach at Florida State for the last 11 seasons, including the last eight as the head coach. He served as an assistant under, and later replaced, legendary head coach Bobby Bowden. Florida State won three conference titles, a national championship, and six times won at least ten games under Fisher.