After weeks of flirting, Jimbo Fisher has finally made up his mind.
Previously an unthinkable development, Fisher has left one of the premier jobs in college football to take on a new challenge at Texas A&M.
Fisher is in his eighth year at Florida State, with a record of 83-23. While the Noles are in the midst of a disappointing season, it's in large part due to the injury to star quarterback Deondre Francois.
Of course, it's impossible to pin all of Florida State's issues on the quarterback situation. Like most schools, Florida State's bench is a stable full of former top recruits, including James Blackman (who took Francois' place) and Cam Akers, who has been one of the lone bright spots for FSU this season.
After winning three straight conference titles from 2012-14, the Seminoles have become mortal the past two years. The Noles might not even make a bowl game this season. If they do, Fisher won't be coaching in it.
Sources w/knowledge of TAMU search process tell me Jimbo-Fisher has a deal to be next Head Coach @AggieFootball .Fisher will coach 1 final game at FSU but not Bowl game should they become eligible. I'm told his TAMU contract will be at least 5 yrs/7.5 million per year. @KPRC2— Randy McIlvoy (@RandyMcIlvoy) November 26, 2017
The terms of Jimbo's contract are yet to be released, but it's been rumored that it'll make him one of the higher-paid coaches in college football. A&M had one shot at this, and they weren't about to miss.