FSU coach Jimbo Fisher resigns to take reins at A&M

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher resigned Friday and is set to be named head coach at Texas A&M.

Fisher will not coach the Seminoles against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Odell Haggins will be the interim head coach.

Fisher guided FSU to a record of 83-23, including an undefeated national championship season in 2013. Florida State won three straight ACC title and went 39-3 from 2012-14.

Fisher was one of the highest-paid coaches in college football at $5.55 million annually through the 2024 season. He could be on the hook for the remaining salary of all of his assistant coaches, USA Today reported.

The coach-in-waiting and offensive coordinator under Bobby Bowden, Fisher came to Florida State from LSU in 2007 and replaced Bowden as head coach in 2010.

This is the first time Florida State will be hiring a new coach absent a predetermined successor in 41 years when Bobby Bowden was hired in 1976.

Texas A&M fired Kevin Sumlin at the end of the regular season.

There is a relationship between Fisher and Texas A&M athletics director Scott Woodward, who was at LSU in 2000 when Fisher became offensive coordinator under Nick Saban.

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