COLLEGE STATION (AP) – Jimbo Fisher says the opportunity to coach Texas A&M was one he simply couldn’t pass up.
Fisher was lured away from Florida State, where he won a national championship in 2013, with a 10-year, $75 million contract at Texas A&M. Fisher was formally introduced at Texas A&M on Monday.READ MORE: AMC Theatres To Offer Open Caption Showtimes In More Than 100 U.S. Markets
Fisher takes over for Kevin Sumlin, who was fired Nov. 26 after the Aggies finished the regular season 7-5 and 4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The 53-year-old Sumlin, who went 51-26 and led the Aggies to a bowl game in each of his six seasons, is still owed $10 million for the remaining two years on his contract.READ MORE: Republicans In Texas Advance New Congressional Map That Would Tighten Their Slipping Grip
Fisher went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and four Atlantic Division titles.MORE NEWS: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
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