Jimbo Fisher left Florida State for the greener (cash) pastures of Texas A&M.
According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Texas A&M approved a 10-year $75 million deal for Fisher, who officially left Florida State for Texas A&M on Friday.
Texas A&M officials have approved a 10-year, $75 million contract for Jimbo Fisher, which is the richest deal in college football history in terms of total value, sources told ESPN. He'll be the second highest paid coach in the FBS with an average… https://t.co/FT30WXd0w4
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 1, 2017
Fisher earned $5.7 million this year and was the sixth highest paid coach in the country. If the base pay is $7.5 million, that would elevate Fisher to being the third highest paid coach in the nation, with only Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban making more money.
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.
Texas A&M is 7-5 this season and fired head coach Kevin Sumlin. Texas A&M is paying Sumlin $10.4 million in buyout money.
Fisher will be introduced on Monday in College Station.
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