HOUSTON – KPRC in Houston has learned that Texas A&M will hire Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher as soon as Florida State finishes their season this coming Saturday.
Texas A&M had reportedly made plans to remove Kevin Sumlin as head coach several days before the regular season finale against LSU on Saturday night. Presumably because they wanted to be ready to pursue their new head coach as soon as possible. That appears to be the case.
Fisher, who has spent the last eight seasons at Florida State, is expected to coach Saturday's rescheduled game against Louisiana-Monroe as the Seminoles attempt to become bowl eligible.
Then Fisher will not coach that potential bowl game, but instead be named Aggies head coach with a contract sources say will be for a minimum of five seasons worth at least $7.5 million per season.
Fisher went 14-0 with the Seminoles in 2013 as they won the BCS national championship. The following season, they advanced to the College Football Playoff semifinals before losing to Oregon.
His overall coaching record is 83-23 with six 10-win seasons and postseason bowl games in each of his first seven seasons. Fisher was the offensive coordinator under Bobby Bowden at Florida State for three seasons before taking over for Bowden and was the offensive coordinator at LSU under Nick Saban and Les Miles for seven seasons.
Jimbo Fisher's Coaching Record
Year School W-L Bowl
2010 FSU 10-4 Chick-fil-A (Win)
2011 FSU 9-4 Champs Sports (Win)
2012 FSU 12-2 Orange (Win)
2013 FSU 14-0 BCS National Championship (Win)
2014 FSU 13-1 Rose (Semifinal Loss)
2015 FSU 10-3 Peach (Loss)
2016 FSU 10-3 Orange (Win)
2017 FSU 5-6
On Saturday, following the Seminoles win against Florida, Fisher was asked if it would be his last game coaching that rivalry game.
"Don't start that. I love this Florida-Florida State. I hope not, that's for sure," Fisher said.
"I ain't talking about jobs. I ain't getting into all of that," Fisher added. "You know how I go about things."