Jimbo Fisher leaving Florida State for Texas A&M job

Lucy Hill
December 3, 2017

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher gives instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Boston, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration registry, the plane is owned by Benbrook, Texas-based Mayfair Investments LLC. Texas A&M is paying Sumlin $10.4 million in buyout money. "I believe Texas A&M is getting one of the best coaches in college football". However, despite being ranked No. 3 heading into this season, Florida State has just five wins and is merely aiming to become bowl eligible.

Last December, Fisher signed a contract extension through 2024 that made him among the highest-paid coaches in the country.

Mike Gundy, who affirmed his commitment to Oklahoma State this week following reported interest from Tennessee, got a $675,000 pay increase, bumping his salary to $5 million per year.

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Florida State is playing UL-Monroe on Saturday.

Earlier this week, Rick Butts, who is the godfather and guardian of quarterback James Blackman, took to social media, saying, "It's a distraction".

Student Sam Moreland said, "I've been a fan since I was like 8-years-old". A school representative quickly took his microphone away and ushered him out of the room, pushing him in the back at least twice. He was mentioned the last two years as a candidate at LSU, where he spent seven seasons as the offensive coordinator (2000-06).

"I want to thank Coach Sumlin and the previous A&M staff for this unbelievable opportunity", O'Neal wrote. "When I committed to Texas A&M, I had a vision of 104,000 people screaming and cheering, while being on the field fighting to win ball games, including leaving with (sic) a great education and my family in the middle of it all".

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