After a week of continuous speculation, Jimbo Fisher is leaving Florida State to become the head coach at Texas A&M.
According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Texas A&M approved a 10-year $75 million deal for Fisher, who officially resigned from Florida State on Friday.
Fisher repeatedly denied comment on the rumors and swore to his players that they would be the first to know about his decision.
However, the Seminoles players learned about the news on social media just like the rest of the nation.
According to Tomahawk Nation reporter Bud Elliott, Fisher issued an emotional apology to the players in his final team meeting.
Per a person in Fisher’s final meeting with his players, the former head coach apologized for misleading his team.
“I promised that you would be the first to know. I don’t know how it got out,” A sobbing Fisher said.
Players on social media expressed disappointment over finding out via the medium, instead of the man. It was an emotional scene, with both players and coach shedding tears.
New interim coach Odell Haggins also consoled players.
Afterwards, FSU quarterback Deondre Francois, who has been out since suffering a season-ending injury in the opener vs. Alabama, went to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
No call, no text, you could of said something …
— Deondre Francois™ (@_Dirtie12) December 1, 2017
Fisher spent eight seasons as the head coach at Florida State and guided the program to the 2013 national championship.
However, despite being ranked No. 3 heading into this season, Florida State has just five wins and is merely aiming to become bowl eligible.
Florida State concludes the regular season by hosting Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
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