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The View From Texas On The Jimbo Fisher Hire

The View From Texas On The Jimbo Fisher Hire

But still, little fighting had to be done to ensure Fisher would ultimately land at Easterwood Airport as the Aggies new leader, even if Woodward said he was uneasy about the situation until the wheels took off from Tallahassee.

He has left Florida State University to become the next football coach at Texas A&M, and signed the richest contract in college football history, a 10-year deal worth a reported $75 million, fully guaranteed.

"He is the right coach at the right time for Texas A&M, and I am confident that the opportunity for greatness is right around the corner", Woodward said.

A&M, in some regards, was taking a chance by letting Kevin Sumlin - who led the Aggies to their most consistent stretch of successful football in two decades - go and looking for someone who decision makers believed could take A&M to the pinnacle of college football.

Fisher said at his introductory press conference that no one's expectations for the A&M program would be higher than his, a big statement considering the fanfare with which he comes to Aggieland.

Fisher went 83-23 in eight seasons at Florida State, leading the Seminoles to three Atlantic Coast Conference championships and four Atlantic Division titles.

A shoulder patch on the uniform features a blue background with crossed bayonets to denote the infantry and represents the Roman numeral 10 for the unit's number.

So what was Fisher's motivation for leaving a place where he'd had so much success for the unknown? "I'm not going to get in anybody's business".

It became obvious last week that Fisher and FSU didnt share that same vision.

Jimbo Fisher has hit the jackpot.

Taylor says Fisher's relationship with Texas A&M University Athletic Director Scott Woodward was key.

Texas junior cornerback Holton Hill will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. "We're always searching for that challenge and for that thing that motivates and drives you and keeps you going in every way shape and form".

"You can have the greatest coaches in the world, but if your administration doesn't see things in the way you see things, and allow you to do things that way, nothing can be achieved", Fisher said. The Trojans have been recruiting Taylor-Stuart for a long while and he's been to campus multiple times including a recent trip to The Coliseum for a game.