Jimbo Fisher’s hire at Texas A&M is official.
On Monday morning, the Aggies announced the move in a news release. The school announced that the former Florida State coach will receive a 10-year, $75 million contract. As spelled out in the release, “no state-appropriated funds will be used to pay the coach’s salary.”
Fisher resigned as Florida State’s coach last Friday to take the position in College Station.
“There are very few places in America that I would have left Florida State for, and Texas A&M is at the top,” Fisher said in the release. “I want to thank the great people at Florida State for an incredible opportunity. President Young and Scott Woodward have been tremendous in our discussions and I know that we will do great things together. We have everything in place to reach our goal, which is to bring a national title to College Station, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward weighed in on the hire.
“When we set out to find a new leader of our proud football program, we set our sights high,” Woodward said in the release. “Jimbo is among the best football coaches in America and a perfect fit for A&M. His experience in the Southeastern Conference (SEC); his knowledge of the game; his recruiting acumen, and his management skills will allow him to achieve the highest levels of success when matched with what A&M offers. We are thrilled to welcome Jimbo to the Aggie Family.”
Fisher takes over after Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin following a 7-5 regular season. Fisher began as the Seminoles coach in 2010, earning an 83-23 record with one national title during his time in Tallahassee. He was 48-16 in ACC play with three conference titles.
Before this season, Florida State never won fewer than nine games in a single year under Fisher.