Texas A&M has found its next coach in Jimbo Fisher.
According to a report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, and later confirmed by Florida State, Fisher has resigned his post with the Seminoles and will be named the new coach at Texas A&M. Fisher will not coach Florida State’s game Saturday.
Fisher is the first coach to leave a school at which he won a national title for another school since Johnny Majors left Pitt for Tennessee back in 1977.
Jimbo Fisher has resigned as FSU's coach and will be named the new coach at Texas A&M, sources told ESPN. He will not coach in Saturday's regular-season finale against Louisiana-Monroe. FSU is planning a news conference for this afternoon
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2017
Fisher won a national championship at Florida State in 2013 but has not reached the same heights since that season. The Seminoles lost starting quarterback Deondre Francois in their opening game this season. Florida State is 5-6 heading into the game Saturday against UL-Monroe.
Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin on Sunday after going 7-5 this season. Sumlin received a buyout of $10.4 million. At Florida State, Fisher made $5.7 million, making him the second-highest paid coach in the ACC and the sixth-highest paid in the country.
In his eight seasons at Florida State, Fisher compiled an 83-23 record. He took over for Bobby Bowden after the 2009 season.
According to a report, Fisher is set to receive $7.5 million a year for 10 years at Texas A&M.
Sumlin went 51-26 at Texas A&M.
Fisher is no stranger to the SEC, as he spent time as quarterbacks coach at Auburn and offensive coordinator at LSU from 2000-06, which included the time Nick Saban was in Baton Rouge.
Texas A&M figures to bring back a solid team next season, led by quarterback Nick Starkel and running back Trayveon Williams. As of Friday, Texas A&M had the No. 10-ranked recruiting class in the country, which is good for third in the SEC.
Fisher is the fourth coaching hire made by an SEC program in this cycle, as Florida hired Dan Mullen, Mississippi State hired Joe Moorhead, Ole Miss promoted Matt Luke from interim coach. Tennessee and Arkansas have yet to fill their vacancies. Tennessee also fired its athletic director on Friday morning.
The Aggies will play in a bowl game to be determined. Jeff Banks was named interim coach after Sumlin was fired.