Jimbo Fisher: Move from Florida State to Texas A&M was 'no-brainer'

Doug Mendoza
December 5, 2017

Jimbo Fisher said he never meant to leave Florida State.

Before the Texas A&M praise, Fisher was gracious in thanking former FSU coach Bobby Bowden, who hired him as an offensive coordinator in 2007 before he replaced Bowden as head coach in 2010. Here are the ones that counted the most and came out on top during that span.

Fisher said he was excited and thankful to be in College Station due to his longstanding admiration for the university and its traditions.

"You can have the greatest coaches in the world, but if your administration doesn't see things the way you see things and allow you to do things that way, nothing can be achieved". The 53-year-old Sumlin, who went 51-26 and led the Aggies to a bowl game in each of his six seasons, is still owed $10 million for the remaining two years on his contract.

"We've got to get caught up", Fisher said in September. "But with the people I'm working with, with the place I'm going and (Woodward) explaining the things to me, as I researched, I thought it was an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up".

"I'm extremely grateful to be here at Texas A&M, and this is without a doubt one of college football's greatest sports venues and richest traditions", new Aggies Football Head Coach Jimbo Fisher announced. Texas A&M has its man.

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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.

Jimbo Fisher had a curious comment during his Texas A&M introduction that might raise a few eyebrows at Florida State.

"You have to be one".

Young said he is always hesitant when he utilizes money from the university and its respective departments, regardless of the person. "But I wish coach Sumlin stayed".

Fisher left FSU with an 83-23 record and the best winning percentage (.783) in ACC history.

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