For the first time since 1976, the position of head coach at Florida State University is wide open. Jimbo Fisher, who took over for longtime coach Bobby Bowden in 2010, has elected to leave FSU and take the job at Texas A&M effective immediately.
Following comes from Wayne McGahee of the Tallahassee Democrat.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has agreed to become the new head coach at Texas A&M sources have told the Tallahassee Democrat.
He will not coach the Seminoles against Louisiana-Monroe at noon on Saturday. Odell Haggins will be the interim head coach.
In his eight years as the FSU head coach, Jimbo Fisher held an 83-23 overall record, but leaves FSU with one game left in the 2017 regular season. Fisher turned around a program that saw 7-6 seasons in three of the four season before he took over after Bowden left. From 2012-2014 the Seminoles went 39-3 with three ACC titles, the school’s first ACC title since 2005. Fisher also led the Seminoles to a 14-0 national championship season in 2013, the program’s first since 1999.
Fisher saw back-to-back 10-3 seasons before going 5-6 this season after FSU entered the season as the No. 3 team in the preseason rankings. They need a win on Saturday to avoid missing a bowl game for the first time 1981.