Texas A&M to announce Jimbo Fisher as new football coach

Texas A&M to announce Jimbo Fisher as new football coach

Texas A&M to announce Jimbo Fisher as new football coach

After 11 years at Florida State, eight as head coach, Fisher was lured to College Station to the tune of a 10-year, $75 million contract.

Jimbo Fisher finally made it official with his girlfriend Courtney. "As we welcome one of the nation's top football coaches to our Aggie family".

"We would have loved if he had been able to stay", Wilcox said of Fisher. "You can have Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll - you can have the greatest coaches in the world".

You can bet Texas A&M will pour money into its program to try to make the Aggies a consistent SEC West contender under Fisher. "And there was a commitment to excellence and there was a vision for what we wanted to do", Fisher said.

Fisher mentioned Texas A&M's facilities on multiple occasions during Monday's press conference, which could be perceived as a shot at his former school. "As I researched, I thought it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up and a challenge out there I just couldn't pass up".

In 's first game after Jimbo Fisher's brewing departure for Texas A&M, the Seminoles relied on their collective pride to accomplish one of their seasonal goals to maintain the program's history.

"We haven't done anything for a long time here", Fisher said. "I've always admired Texas A&M from afar and appreciated what it had". "There's a oneness to everything you to do be successful, and I knew he had the same vision I did". In addition to that, Fisher will become the second highest paid coach in college football behind Alabama's Nick Saban. "None of this is state money, none of this is tuition money but nevertheless still a responsibility, to ensure that we're spending it in a place that brings the kind of excellences that the institution deserves".

"I understand that I come in here with great expectations", Fisher said. "I wish him well". "I promise you that".

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