While there seems to be multiple factors that led Jimbo Fisher out of Florida State, Kirk Herbstreit talked about another reason that may have lured Fisher away from one of the better jobs in the country.
While speaking on ESPN College GameDay on Saturday, Kirk Herbstreit made a statement that probably won’t sit that well with Seminoles fans.
He believes the 12th Man is a league above Tomahawk Nation in terms of its support for the football program.
Kirk Herbstreit on College Gameday: “I think the other draw for Jimbo Fisher is the passion that’s in College Station and being in the SEC. That’s hard to turn down. Florida State is passionate and loves their team too, but it’s just different at Texas A&M.”
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While there’s a lot of speculation about what led to a seemingly premature ending to Fisher’s tenure in Tallahassee, the Aggies sure did their part to sway him financially. According to a report, Fisher is set to receive $7.5 million a year for 10 years at Texas A&M.
Despite making $5.7 million at Florida State, an amount that made him the sixth-highest paid coach in the country, a raise of nearly $2 million to coach a good program in the SEC is hard to turn down.
Fisher won a national championship with the Seminoles in 2013, the last season of the BCS era, with a win over Auburn.
Florida State (5-6) plays its final regular season game against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday with an opportunity to extend its streak of 35 straight bowl appearances, and Fisher will not be on the sidelines for FSU.